ineligible


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in·el·i·gi·ble

 (ĭn-ĕl′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
1. Disqualified by law, rule, or provision: ineligible to run for office; ineligible for health benefits.
2. Unworthy of being chosen; unfit: considered her ineligible for the job.
n.
One that is not eligible.

in·el′i·gi·bil′i·ty n.
in·el′i·gi·bly adv.

ineligible

(ɪnˈɛlɪdʒəbəl)
adj
(often foll by: for or an infinitive) not fit or qualified: ineligible for a grant; ineligible to vote.
n
an ineligible person
inˌeligiˈbility, inˈeligibleness n
inˈeligibly adv

in•el•i•gi•ble

(ɪnˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl)

adj.
1. not eligible; not qualified or fit: ineligible for citizenship.
n.
2. a person who is ineligible.
[1760–70]
in•el`i•gi•bil′i•ty, in•el′i•gi•ble•ness, n.
in•el′i•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ineligible - not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits"
unqualified - not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training
eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"
2.ineligible - prohibited by official rules; "an ineligible pass receiver"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"

ineligible

adjective unqualified, ruled out, unacceptable, disqualified, incompetent (Law), unfit, unfitted, unsuitable, undesirable, objectionable, unequipped They were ineligible to remain there because of criminal records.
Translations
nezpůsobilý
ikke berettiget til
nem választhat
sem hefur ekki kosningarétt
neturintis teisėsteisės neturėjimas
bez tiesībāmnepiemērots
seçil mezuygun değil

ineligible

[ɪnˈelɪdʒəbl] ADJinelegible; (for military service) → no apto
to be ineligible for sth (for candidacy, competition) → ser inelegible para algo; (for benefit) → no tener derecho a algo
I was ineligible for unemployment benefitno tenía derecho a cobrar el paro
to be ineligible to voteno tener derecho al voto

ineligible

[ɪnˈɛlɪdʒəbəl] adj
[candidate, applicant] → inéligible
(= unable to claim) to be ineligible for sth → ne pas avoir droit à qch
[football player] → qui ne peut être sélectionné(e)

ineligible

adj (for benefits, grant) → nicht berechtigt (→ for zu Leistungen +gen); (for election) → nicht wählbar; (for job, office, as husband) → ungeeignet, untauglich; ineligible for military servicewehruntauglich; you are ineligible for social security benefitsSie sind nicht zu Leistungen der Sozialversicherung berechtigt; to be ineligible for a pensionnicht pensionsberechtigt sein

ineligible

[ɪnˈɛlɪdʒəbl] adj to be ineligible for sth/to do sthnon avere diritto a qc/a fare qc
they are ineligible for unemployment benefit → non hanno diritto all'indennità di disoccupazione

ineligible

(inˈelidʒəbl) adjective
not eligible. Children under eighteen years of age are ineligible to vote in elections.
inˌeligiˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
I am glad to find, however, from what you say, that he is a respectable young man, and one whose acquaintance will not be ineligible.
He would have let the house, but could find no tenant, in consequence of its ineligible and insalubrious site.
The anxious mother had to console herself with the fact that her daughter drove away the ineligible as ruthlessly as the eligible, formed no unworldly attachments, was still very young, and would grow less coy as she advanced in years and in what Mrs.
I feel a deep and deliberate conviction that there are many cases in which the trial by jury is an ineligible one.
In the first view, appeals to the people at fixed periods appear to be nearly as ineligible as appeals on particular occasions as they emerge.
It is true that Eliza's situation did not seem wholly ineligible.
He is so ineligible in every way, you know, and suppose he should come to love you?
By an unjust discrimination against quadrupeds I am made ineligible to a seat in your convention; so I am compelled to seek representation through you.
There was no shadow of Mr Merdle's complaint on the bosom now displaying precious stones in rivalry with many similar superb jewel-stands; there was no shadow of Mr Merdle's complaint on young Sparkler hovering about the rooms, monomaniacally seeking any sufficiently ineligible young lady with no nonsense about her; there was no shadow of Mr Merdle's complaint on the Barnacles and Stiltstalkings, of whom whole colonies were present; or on any of the company.
Although Mr Podsnap would in a general way have highly disapproved of Bodies in rivers as ineligible topics with reference to the cheek of the young person, he had, as one may say, a share in this affair which made him a part proprietor.
Taxpayers will be ineligible for premium assistance credits only for periods they are enrolled in a CHIP buy-in program that has been designated as minimum essential coverage.
McLean is ineligible because he played a competitive game for Scotland U17s and then didn't play competitively for Northern Ireland before turning 21.