Unskillful Un*skill"ful, a. [Spelt also unskilful.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not skillful; inexperienced; awkward; bungling; as, an unskillful surgeon or mechanic; an unskillful logician. [1913 Webster]

2. Lacking discernment; injudicious; ignorant. [1913 Webster]

Though it make the unskillful laugh, can not but make the judicious grieve. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*skill"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Un*skill"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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