overqualified

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adjective over·qual·i·fied \ˌō-vər-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd\

Definition of overqualified

  1. :  having more education, training, or experience than a job calls for

Examples of overqualified in a Sentence

  1. They didn't hire her because she was overqualified for the job.

1953

First Known Use of overqualified

1953


OVERQUALIFIED Defined for English Language Learners

overqualified

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adjective over·qual·i·fied \ˌō-vər-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd\

Definition of overqualified for English Language Learners

  • : having more experience, knowledge, or training than is needed

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