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jackleg

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of jackleg

  1. 1 being such only for recreation <a toolshed that can be built by any jackleg carpenter who's capable of hitting a nail without smashing his thumb> Synonyms amateur, backyard, avocational, nonprofessional, SundayRelated Words naive (or naïve), primitive, self-taught; amateurish, dilettante, inexperienced, inexpert, unprofessional, unskilled; uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; part-time, weekend

  2. 2 lacking or showing a lack of expert skill <he did such a jackleg installation of that door frame that now the door won't shut> Synonyms amateur, dilettante, dilettantish, inexperienced, inexpert, amateurish, nonprofessional, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillfulRelated Words curbstone, self-taught, uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed; crude, defective, faulty, flawed, primitive, unfinished, unpolished; beginning, entry-level, fresh, green, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; incapable, incompetent, talentless, unable, unfit, ungifted, untalentedNear Antonyms able, accomplished, capable, competent, dexterous (also dextrous), gifted, habile, handsome, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented; experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran; educated, fitted, initiated, knowledgeable, prepared, qualified, schooled, taught, trained, tutored, versed; all-around (also all-round), ambidextrous, versatile, well-rounded; finished, polished, slickAntonyms ace, adept, consummate, crackerjack, expert, master, masterful, masterly, professional, virtuosic, virtuoso

  3. 3 having or showing lowered moral character or standards <a jackleg lawyer whose clients consist mainly of drug dealers and child molesters> Synonyms debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, corrupt, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warpedRelated Words bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wickedNear Antonyms incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuousAntonyms pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted




jackleg

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jackleg

  1. a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science <you can't rely on a bunch of jacklegs to run your dairy farm> Synonyms hack, hacker, inexpert, amateur, triflerRelated Words beginner, freshman, greenhorn, kid, learner, neophyte, newcomer, novice, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroNear Antonyms maestro, virtuoso, whiz, wizard; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranAntonyms ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp




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