- not qualified; not fit; lacking requisite qualifications: unqualified for the job.
- not modified, limited, or restricted in any way; without reservations: unqualified praise.
- absolute; complete; out-and-out: an unqualified liar.
Origin of unqualified
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1. unfit, incompetent. 2. unmitigated. 3. downright, thorough.
2, 3. See absolute.
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Examples from the Web for unqualified
The Blacklist does have one unqualified success this season: its extraordinary work in overhauling Keen.The Blacklist’s Frustrating Fall: Keen’s a Keeper, but Red Regresses
November 11, 2014
“It was no brute whom Smiley was pursuing with such mastery, no unqualified fanatic after all, no automaton,” le Carré writes.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind
July 2, 2014
British journalist Liz Jones has an unqualified knack for raising media hackles on both sides of the Atlantic.Feminist Flagellant: Liz Jones’s Surprising Brand of Tell-All
July 22, 2013
As president, he's been an unqualified proponent of experimental charters, which reject the job stability of traditional schools.Obama’s Shift Toward Communitarianism
June 30, 2013
I was duly attacked for my remarks and offered an immediate and unqualified apology.Niall Ferguson Responds to the Blogospherse
May 8, 2013
That one example, moreover, has been a success as unqualified as undeniable.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
He could have wept over the realization of his unqualified impotency.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
While she spoke the young man gazed at her in unqualified amazement.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Needless to say the experiment was not an unqualified success.The Shellback's Progress
It is impossible to give them the proof and unqualified reassurance that they seek.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
- lacking the necessary qualifications
- not restricted or modifiedan unqualified criticism
- (usually prenominal) (intensifier)an unqualified success
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Word Origin and History for unqualified
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