unskilled
adjective Date: 1559 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
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unskilled — [unskild′] adj. not skilled; specif., a) having no special skill or training b) requiring or using no special skill or training [unskilled labor] c) showing a lack of skill …   English World dictionary

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  • unskilled — [adj] untrained awkward, green*, inadequate, incompetent, inept, inexperienced, inexpert, inproficient, not up to*, raw*, unable, undeveloped, uneducated, unequipped, unhandy, unqualified, unschooled, untalented; concept 527 …   New thesaurus

  • unskilled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having or requiring special skill or training …   English terms dictionary

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  • unskilled — /un skild /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to workers who lack technical training or skill. 2. not demanding special training or skill: unskilled occupations. 3. exhibiting a marked lack of skill or competence: an unskilled painting; an unskilled… …   Universalium

  • unskilled — un|skilled [ˌʌnˈskıld] adj 1.) an unskilled worker has not been trained for a particular type of job ▪ companies employing unskilled labour (=people who have no special training) 2.) unskilled work, jobs etc do not need people with special skills …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unskilled — un|skilled [ ,ʌn skıld ] adjective working at a job that does not need much education, training, or experience: unskilled workers a. used about jobs that unskilled people do: unskilled labor b. unable to do a job that needs skill …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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