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tr.v. dis·qual·i·fied, dis·qual·i·fy·ing, dis·qual·i·fies
a. To render unqualified or unfit.
b. To declare unqualified or ineligible.
2. To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.
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1. 'unqualified'

Unqualified people have not passed or taken the exams which relate to their work.

...some unqualified member of the teaching staff.
2. 'disqualified'

When someone is disqualified, they are officially told they cannot do something, because they have broken a law or rule.

They were disqualified from driving.
If convicted, she could be disqualified from public office for up to seven years.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disqualified - disqualified by law or rule or provision
ineligible - not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits"
2.disqualified - barred from competition for violation of rules; "a disqualified player"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
ineligible - not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits"
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adjective eliminated, knocked out, out of the running, debarred, ineligible He was disqualified after a drugs test.
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