underqualified

adjective
un·​der·​qual·​i·​fied | \ ˌən-dər-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd How to pronounce underqualified (audio) \

Definition of underqualified

: lacking sufficient qualifications (such as adequate education and experience) for a particular job, assignment, etc. an underqualified candidate … if entrants are greatly underqualified academically, new curricula will be required.— Julian C. Stanley

First Known Use of underqualified

1624, in the meaning defined above

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“Underqualified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underqualified. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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