American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking skill or technical training: unskilled laborers.
- adj. Requiring no training or skill: unskilled jobs; unskilled labor.
- adj. Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert: an unskilled painting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lacking skill; destitute of or not characterized by special skill or trained dexterity.
- Destitute of practical knowledge; unacquainted; unfamiliar: as, unskilled in chemistry.
- Produced without skill or dexterity; showing no evidence of skill in production.
- adj. Of a person or workforce: not having a skill or technical training.
- adj. Of a job: not requiring skill or training.
- adj. Of a made object: inexpertly made or showing a lack of skill.
- adj. not doing a good job
- adj. not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
- adj. lacking professional skill or expertise
“Well, besides the chef and sous chef, they had some college kids from restaurant schools and some islanders for the support staff — that's what they call the unskilled jobs.”
The Cat Who Came To Breakfast
“Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, said the temporary foreign worker program has become a massive tool for bringing in unskilled workers to work for wages that no Canadian would accept.”
“Heaven when a few of the strikers went into the country to compete with them in unskilled employments.”
“Employers are spoiled by immigrant labor, both in unskilled and skilled positions by illegals and H-1B entrants.”
“He would, for instance, claim that certain unskilled workers were essential to the factory.”
“Those are referenced so many times because they are key hints about Mary Sues, political beliefs being similar or the same have a tendency in unskilled writers to lead to mouthpieces or Public Service Announcements.”
“If you want to send kids out into the world to get started in unskilled labor only to have that job outsourced and be jobless at 40 years of age an unemployable, then by all means please say so.”
“So why, pray, are the unskilled from the European Union welcome while those from the developing world are not?”
“One result of that is, that all labour, being largely unskilled, is transient; it has not come to Buenos Ayres with the idea of staying there, or staying anywhere in particular.”
“As I review these very first impressions of the workers in unskilled industries, living in a depressed quarter of the city,”
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