US unskillful

/ (ʌnˈskɪlfʊl) /

  1. lacking dexterity or proficiency

  2. (often foll by in) obsolete ignorant (of)

Derived forms of unskilful

  • unskilfully or US unskillfully, adverb
  • unskilfulness or US unskillfulness, noun

Words Nearby unskilful

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How to use unskilful in a sentence

  • Many instruments have had the sound holes spoiled and the surface of the wood inside gored by unskilful tampering with the post.

  • Hands, unskilful in fine and delicate work, would be well enough qualified to tend the sick, until the mother arrived from home.

    Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Even with the brook as low as it was, the engineering feat was not easy for our unskilful hands.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • The paddle of that most unskilful navigator, Sweeny, snapped in two, and the broad blade of it was instantly out of reach.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • "Stinkpot" she called it, when acknowledging foul elements in the composition and the harm it did to the unskilful balist.