What are some alternative words for unskilled?

Synonyms for unskilled
ʌnˈskɪld

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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"

    Synonyms:
    incompetent, inexpert, amateurish, amateur

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    recreational, incompetent, inexpert, amateur, unpaid, amateurish

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unskilled(a.)

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

  2. unskilled(a.)

    Synonyms:
    awkward, UNSKILFUL

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unskilled(a)

    Synonyms:
    unpracticed, unskillful, empirical

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1935amateur
#6590recreational
#13964unpaid
#14614ignorant
#20455incapable
#24911incompetent
#28776clumsy
#29086unqualified
#32447illiterate
#35413unskilled
#42339uninformed
#46925uneducated
#48964untrained
#57710fumbling
#85218amateurish
#94975unlearned
#108120bungling
#139288unenlightened
#191467unlettered
#201184untutored
#261906untaught
#286358inexpert
#288760uninstructed

How to use unskilled in a sentence?

  1. Guo Jifeng:

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

  2. John Anthony Ciardi:

    Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The devoid of talent and unskilled ones repudiate the value of one's writing that even is beautiful, and visionary since one holds minor status, whereas, an idiot's deficient words, become quotable, who carries a high rank.

  4. Edward Gibbon:

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

  5. Nichole Georgeou:

    There's this idea that is in-built in voluntourism that we in the West have the knowledge and the skills to make a difference, we have a right to make a difference, it doesn't even matter if we're unskilled, it's just the good will that matters because we're somehow bonding anyway.

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