ineligible

adjective in·el·i·gi·ble \ (ˌ)i-ˈne-lə-jə-bəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ineligible

:not eligible: such as
a :not qualified for an office or position
b :not permitted under football rules to catch a forward pass
  • an ineligible receiver

ineligibility

play \(ˌ)i-ˌne-lə-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

ineligible

noun

Examples of ineligible in a Sentence

  1. Previously ineligible patients may now be able to participate in the study.

  2. They are ineligible for a loan.

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Origin and Etymology of ineligible

French inéligible, from in- + éligible eligible


INELIGIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

ineligible

adjective

Definition of ineligible for English Language Learners

  • : not allowed to do or be something : not eligible


INELIGIBLE Defined for Kids

ineligible

adjective in·el·i·gi·ble \ i-ˈne-lə-jə-bəl \

Definition of ineligible for Students

:not qualified to be chosen or used
  • He was ineligible for financial aid.


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