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.

Nearby words

  1. unsightly,
  2. unsigned,
  3. unsinkable,
  4. unsized,
  5. unskilful,
  6. unskilled labor,
  7. unskillful,
  8. unslaked lime,
  9. unsling,
  10. unsmiling

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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Word Origin and History for unskilled

unskilled

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + skill.

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