unskilled

[ uhn-skild ]
/ ʌnˈskɪld /

adjective

of or relating to workers who lack technical training or skill.
not demanding special training or skill: unskilled occupations.
exhibiting a marked lack of skill or competence: an unskilled painting; an unskilled writer.
not skilled or expert: He was unskilled in the art of rhetoric.

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Origin of unskilled

First recorded in 1575–85; un-1 + skilled
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British Dictionary definitions for unskilled

unskilled
/ (ʌnˈskɪld) /

adjective

not having or requiring any special skill or trainingunskilled workers; an unskilled job
having or displaying no skill; inexperthe is quite unskilled at dancing
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