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It had been unskillfully made, and was probably not a true reproduction.

Draining is too expensive a work to be carelessly or unskillfully done.

There had been, but there was evidence that they had been unskillfully removed.

Unskillfully they attempted to vindicate the old system, exaggerating the dangers, and thereby losing all influence.

That on Mud Island had been unskillfully constructed and required at least 800 men fully to man the lines.

If unskillfully done, without sufficient hot water or preparation, it is a disagreeable task.

It is a sound policy to avoid the ornateness that frequently accompanies a large and unskillfully planned area.

Mr. Bascom's attack was met valiantly, but unskillfully, from the back seats.

He is also liable if delaying unreasonably to make repairs, or for making them unskillfully.

The fire was kindled in the usual manner, and the dinner was not unskillfully prepared by the Irishman.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "foolish," from un- (1) "not" + skillful. Meaning "inexpert" is from 1560s. Related: Unskillfully.

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