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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


Antonymsskilled

2. unskilled lacking professional skill or expertise


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


Synonymsamateur, amateurish, inexpert


Similarunprofessional


Antonymsprofessional

3. unskilled not doing a good job


SamplesIncompetent at chess.


Synonymsincompetent


Similarbad


Antonymsgood









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