overqualified

adjective over·qual·i·fied \ ˌō-vər-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of overqualified

: 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.

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First Known Use of overqualified

1953

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Definition of overqualified for English Language Learners

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


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