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unqualified

[ uhn-kwol-uh-fahyd ]
/ ʌnˈkwɒl əˌfaɪd /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of unqualified

First recorded in 1550–60; un-1 + qualified

synonym study for unqualified

2, 3. See absolute.

OTHER WORDS FROM unqualified

un·qual·i·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·qual·i·fied·ly, adverbun·qual·i·fied·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH unqualified

disqualified, unqualified
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British Dictionary definitions for unqualified

unqualified
/ (ʌnˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd) /

adjective

lacking the necessary qualifications
not restricted or modifiedan unqualified criticism
(usually prenominal) (intensifier)an unqualified success

Derived forms of unqualified

unqualifiable, adjectiveunqualifiedly, adverbunqualifiedness, noun
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