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jackleg

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of jackleg

  1. 1 being such only for recreation a toolshed that can be built by any jackleg carpenter who's capable of hitting a nail without smashing his thumb Synonyms of jackleg amateur, backyard, avocational, nonprofessional, SundayWords Related to jackleg naive (or naïve), primitive, self-taught; amateurish, dilettante, inexperienced, inexpert, unprofessional, unskilled; uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; part-time, weekend

  2. 2 lacking or showing a lack of expert skill he did such a jackleg installation of that door frame that now the door won't shut Synonyms of jackleg amateur, dilettante, dilettantish, inexperienced, inexpert, amateurish, nonprofessional, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillfulWords Related to jackleg curbstone, self-taught, uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed; crude, defective, faulty, flawed, primitive, unfinished, unpolished; beginning, entry-level, fresh, green, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; incapable, incompetent, talentless, unable, unfit, ungifted, untalentedNear Antonyms of jackleg able, accomplished, capable, competent, dexterous (also dextrous), gifted, habile, handsome, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented; experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran; educated, fitted, initiated, knowledgeable, prepared, qualified, schooled, taught, trained, tutored, versed; all-around (also all-round), ambidextrous, versatile, well-rounded; finished, polished, slickAntonyms of jackleg ace, adept, consummate, crackerjack, expert, master, masterful, masterly, professional, virtuosic, virtuoso

  3. 3 having or showing lowered moral character or standards a jackleg lawyer whose clients consist mainly of drug dealers and child molesters Synonyms of jackleg debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, corrupt, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warpedWords Related to jackleg bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wickedNear Antonyms of jackleg incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuousAntonyms of jackleg pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted

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jackleg

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jackleg

  1. a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science you can't rely on a bunch of jacklegs to run your dairy farm Synonyms of jackleg hack, hacker, inexpert, amateur, triflerWords Related to jackleg beginner, freshman, greenhorn, kid, learner, neophyte, newcomer, novice, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroNear Antonyms of jackleg maestro, virtuoso, whiz, wizard; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranAntonyms of jackleg ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp



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