unqualified

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

Definition of unqualified

1 : not fit : not having requisite qualifications
2 : not modified or restricted by reservations : complete an unqualified denial

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Other Words from unqualified

unqualifiedly \ ˌən-​ˈkwä-​lə-​ˌfī(-​ə)d-​lē How to pronounce unqualifiedly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unqualified in a Sentence

He is clearly unqualified for the job. It's a judgment that you are unqualified to make. You have my unqualified support.
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In 1994-1995, finding that deal took a prolonged strike that turned off fans, emptied the October calendar, cost players shots at record-breaking seasons, and invited unqualified replacement players to work through spring training. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, "MLB 1994 strike anniversary: Lessons from a disastrous work stoppage apply now," 11 Aug. 2019 On its face, licensing might seem like an extension of the background check model, since the idea is still to filter between qualified and unqualified people. German Lopez, Vox, "Here’s where every 2020 candidate stands on guns," 7 Aug. 2019 Democrats openly dismissed the Republican congressman as an unqualified partisan and Republicans offered only lukewarm and tentative expressions of support. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing," 2 Aug. 2019 Democrats openly dismissed the Republican congressman as an unqualified partisan and Republicans offered only lukewarm and tentative expressions of support. Jonathan Lemire, The Denver Post, "Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, is withdrawing," 2 Aug. 2019 Washington — President Trump defended his pick for director of national intelligence on Tuesday as Democrats called him unqualified. Nancy Cordes, CBS News, "Trump defends his pick for director of national intelligence amid criticism," 30 July 2019 That background isn’t likely to dispel his critics, who’ve cast Ratcliffe as a partisan hack who’s unqualified to be Director of National Intelligence. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Who is Rep. John Ratcliffe, the North Texas Republican tapped by Trump to be next intel chief?," 29 July 2019 That Dean was characterizing as ignorant and unqualified a man who had, by that point, been successfully running a large American state for half a decade was preposterous. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, "College Does Not Make You a Better Person," 25 July 2019 Mr Trump’s recent nominees to the board of the Fed have for the most part been unqualified and eccentric. The Economist, "For how long can today’s global economic expansion last?," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of unqualified

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unqualified

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unqualified

: not having the skills, knowledge, or experience needed to do a particular job or activity
: complete or total

unqualified

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

Legal Definition of unqualified

: not qualified

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