from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking the proper or required qualifications: unqualified for the job.
  • adj. Not modified by conditions or reservations; absolute: an unqualified refusal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not qualified, ineligible, unfit for a position or task.
  • adj. Not elaborated upon, undescribed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not qualified; not fit; not having the requisite talents, abilities, or accomplishments.
  • Not qualified legally; not having the legal qualifications; specifically, not having taken the requisite oath or oaths; not having passed the necessary examinations and received a diploma or license: as, an unqualified practitioner of medicine.
  • Not modified or restricted by conditions or exceptions; absolute: as, unqualified praise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no right or entitlement
  • adj. legally not qualified or sufficient
  • adj. not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training
  • adj. not limited or restricted


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ qualified.



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