[ kwol-uh-fahyd ]
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  1. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., that fit a person for some function, office, or the like.

  2. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.

  1. modified, limited, or restricted in some way: a qualified endorsement.

Origin of qualified

First recorded in 1550–60; qualify + -ed2

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Other words from qualified

  • qual·i·fied·ly, adverb
  • qual·i·fied·ness, noun
  • qua·si-qual·i·fied, adjective
  • un·der·qual·i·fied, adjective
  • well-qual·i·fied, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for qualified


/ (ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd) /

  1. having the abilities, qualities, attributes, etc, necessary to perform a particular job or task

  2. limited, modified, or restricted; not absolute

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