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English adjective: unskilled

1. unskilled not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

SamplesUnskilled in the art of rhetoric.
An enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber.
Unskilled labor.
Workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities.
Unskilled workmanship.

Similarartless, botched, botchy, bungled, bungling, butcherly, clumsy, crude, fumbling, hopeless, humble, incompetent, lowly, lubberly, menial, out of practice, rough, rusty, semiskilled, unskillful, weak

See alsoincompetent, inexperienced, inexperient


2. unskilled lacking professional skill or expertise

SamplesA very amateurish job.
Inexpert but conscientious efforts.
An unskilled painting.

Synonymsamateur, amateurish, inexpert



3. unskilled not doing a good job

SamplesIncompetent at chess.




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