Dictionary.com

deskill

[ dee-skil ]
/ diˈskɪl /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object)

to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs being deskilled by automation.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of deskill

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for deskill

deskill
/ (diːˈskɪl) /

verb (tr)

to mechanize or computerize (a job or process) to such an extent that little human skill is required to do it
to cause (skilled persons or a labour force) to work at a job that does not utilize their skills
deskilling, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!