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Synonyms for unskilled

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unskilled(adj)

    not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

    "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"

    incompetent, inexpert, amateurish, amateur

    versatile, consummate, accomplished, good, technical, complete, skilful, practiced, ball-hawking, sure-handed, proficient, skilled, virtuoso(a), expert, adept, masterly, skillful, delicate, mean, masterful, arch(a), professional, hot

  2. amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled(adj)

    lacking professional skill or expertise

    "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"

    recreational, incompetent, inexpert, amateur, unpaid, amateurish

    complete, accomplished, ball-hawking, expert, masterful, arch(a), skillful, virtuoso(a), skilled, consummate, proficient, masterly, good, delicate, technical, versatile, mean, hot, practiced, skilful, professional, adept, sure-handed

  3. incompetent, unskilled(adj)

    not doing a good job

    "incompetent at chess"

    inexpert, amateur, unqualified, amateurish, incompetent, bungling, fumbling, incapable, unequal to(p), clumsy

    arch(a), complete, proficient, technical, good, consummate, hot, expert, mean, sure-handed, accomplished, delicate, masterful, skillful, practiced, professional, virtuoso(a), adept, skilled, versatile, skilful, masterly, ball-hawking

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unskilled

    Ignorant signifies destitute of education or knowledge, or lacking knowledge or information; it is thus a relative term. The most learned man is still ignorant of many things; persons are spoken of as ignorant who have not the knowledge that has become generally diffused in the world; the ignorant savage may be well instructed in matters of the field and the chase, and is thus more properly untutored than ignorant. Illiterate is without letters and the knowledge that comes through reading. Unlettered is similar in meaning to illiterate, but less absolute; the unlettered man may have acquired the art of reading and writing and some elementary knowledge; the uneducated man has never taken any systematic course of mental training. Ignorance is relative; illiteracy is absolute; we have statistics of illiteracy; no statistics of ignorance are possible.

    ignorant, ill-informed, illiterate, uneducated, unenlightened, uninformed, uninstructed, unlearned, unlettered, untaught, untutored

    educated, instructed, learned, sage, skilled, trained, well-informed, wise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unskilled(a.)

    inexperienced, undrilled, unexercised, unpractised, undisciplined, uneducated, unschooled, unprepared, raw

  2. unskilled(a.)

    awkward, UNSKILFUL

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unskilled(a)

    unpracticed, unskillful, empirical

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How to use unskilled in a sentence?

  1. Guido Schluep:

    But mass production relying on cheap work that doesn't require special training doesn't have a future here, it's the unskilled jobs I am worried about.

  2. Edward Gibbon:

    Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved-to write a book.

  3. Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun:

    The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.

  4. Guo Jifeng:

    I focus on unskilled workers... If you were working in a state-owned enterprise, you now have no other options.

  5. Sung Won Sohn:

    Up until now we have had people rejoining the labor force, which allowed businesses to hire people, especially at the unskilled and semi-skilled level, there are signs that well could be running dry.


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