unskilled

adjective un·skilled \ ˌən-ˈskild \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of unskilled

1 : not skilled in a branch of work : lacking technical training
  • an unskilled worker
2 : not requiring skill
  • unskilled jobs
3 : marked by lack of skill
  • produced unskilled poems

Examples of unskilled in a Sentence

  1. an unskilled handling of the facial features in the portrait explains why it is attributed to “school of Velázquez” and not to the master himself

  2. hired unskilled workers because they would work for lower wages

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First Known Use of unskilled

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNSKILLED Defined for English Language Learners

unskilled

Definition of unskilled for English Language Learners

  • : not having special skills : without training or education

  • : not requiring special skills or training


UNSKILLED Defined for Kids

unskilled

adjective un·skilled \ ˌən-ˈskild \

Definition of unskilled for Students

1 : not having skill
  • unskilled workers
2 : not needing skill
  • unskilled jobs


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