to deprive of qualification or fitness; render unfit; incapacitate.
to deprive of legal, official, or other rights or privileges; declare ineligible or unqualified.
Sports. to deprive of the right to participate in or win a contest because of a violation of the rules.
- dis·qual·i·fi·a·ble, adjective
- non·dis·qual·i·fy·ing, adjective
- un·dis·qual·i·fi·a·ble, adjective
- un·dis·qual·i·fied, adjective
- disqualified , unqualified
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How to use disqualify in a sentence
The fact that she chased two Muslim lawmakers through the Capitol in 2019, demanding they take their oath of office on a Bible rather than a Quran, didn’t disqualify her among voters in the district.Why Republicans Can’t Win on QAnon-Supporting Marjorie Taylor Greene | Philip Elliott | January 28, 2021 | Time
Here are four things we’ve learned …Only 83 of the 204 House Republicans who participated in the vote opposed the effort last week to effectively disqualify the presidential votes in Arizona.What The House Vote On The 25th Amendment Says About Impeachment | Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | January 13, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Hong Kong’s government first disqualified a number of opposition figures and then delayed the election by a full year, citing the coronavirus.Hong Kong arrests American lawyer in latest round-up of opposition figures | Claire Zillman, reporter | January 6, 2021 | Fortune
Troupis, whose lawsuit did not present any cases of voter fraud, had instead argued that any votes cast under rules not agreed to by the state legislature were susceptible to potential fraud and should be disqualified.The Trailer: What we learned from the 2020 election, now that it's officially over | David Weigel | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The latter setback should be disqualifying even if Florida happens to pull off a surprise in Atlanta against Alabama, though the committee didn’t seem to get the memo about the Gators losing last weekend.College Football Playoff scenarios: Who’s already in and who needs help this weekend | Patrick Stevens | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
And pro-life bloggers wondered if they should “disqualify” Paul from garnering their support in the upcoming presidential primary.
Why does me having sex on camera disqualify me for from having a professional job even if I am perfectly qualified for it?Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars | Aurora Snow | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.
It turned out the storm lost just enough power before hitting land to disqualify it from hurricane status.
Even if it had been his decision, however, it is not something that should disqualify him from serving the public.Republicans Attack Obama DOJ Nominee Who Defended a ‘Cop-Killer’ | David Freedlander | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, many men, by their own vice and intemperance, disqualify themselves for conversation.
Do scientific pursuits disqualify a man for administrative responsibility?
Thus did ambition disqualify her, as we had regretfully to let her go, but fortunately her kind is rare enough to be interesting.
What may disqualify any person for admission to the ministry of the Kirk.
If he tears up his card or picks up his ball he'll disqualify himself.Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for disqualify
to make unfit or unqualified
to make ineligible, as for entry to an examination
to debar (a player or team) from a sporting contest
to divest or deprive of rights, powers, or privileges: disqualified from driving
- disqualifiable, adjective
- disqualification, noun
- disqualifier, noun
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