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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • adj. not doing a good job
  • adj. not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
  • adj. lacking professional skill or expertise


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