unskilled


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un·skilled

 (ŭn-skĭld′)
adj.
1. Lacking skill or technical training: unskilled laborers.
2. Requiring no training or skill: unskilled jobs; unskilled labor.
3. Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert: an unskilled painting.

unskilled

(ʌnˈskɪld)
adj
1. not having or requiring any special skill or training: unskilled workers; an unskilled job.
2. having or displaying no skill; inexpert: he is quite unskilled at dancing.

un•skilled

(ʌnˈskɪld)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to workers who lack technical training or skill.
2. not demanding special training or skill: unskilled jobs.
3. showing a lack of skill or competence: an unskilled painting.
4. not skilled or expert.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiencyunskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
2.unskilled - lacking professional skill or expertiseunskilled - lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"
unprofessional - not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it"; "was censured for unprofessional conduct"; "unprofessional repairs"
3.unskilled - not doing a good jobunskilled - not doing a good job; "incompetent at chess"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

unskilled

adjective unprofessional, inexperienced, unqualified, untrained, uneducated, amateurish, cowboy (informal), untalented Most of those who left the province to work abroad were unskilled.
professional, skilled, expert, masterly, qualified, talented, adept, tasty (Brit. informal)

unskilled

adjective
1. Lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results:
2. Lacking the required professional skill:
Translations
nekvalifikovaný
ufaglært
ammattitaidoton
nevješt
熟練していない
미숙한
nekvalificiran
outbildad
ไม่มีความชำนาญ
không có chuyên môn

unskilled

[ˈʌnˈskɪld]
A. ADJ [work] → no especializado
B. CPD unskilled worker Ntrabajador(a) m/f no cualificado/a, trabajador(a) m/f no calificado/a (LAm)

unskilled

[ʌnˈskɪld] adj
[person, labourer] → non qualifié(e), non spécialisé(e)
unskilled worker → ouvrier/ière m/f non spécialisé(e), manœuvre m
[work, job, labour] → non qualifié(e)

unskilled

adj
work, workerungelernt; many people remained unskilledviele Menschen erlernten keinen Beruf; to be unskilled in somethingungeübt in etw (dat)sein; to be unskilled in doing somethingungeübt darin sein, etw zu tun; unskilled labour (Brit) or labor (US) (= workers)Hilfsarbeiter pl
(= inexperienced)ungeübt, unerfahren
n the unskilled pldie ungelernten Arbeiter pl, → die Hilfsarbeiter pl

unskilled

[ʌnˈskɪld] adj (worker, manpower) → non specializzato/a

unskilled

غَيْرُ مَاهِر nekvalifikovaný ufaglært ungelernt ανειδίκευτος no calificado, no cualificado ammattitaidoton non qualifié nevješt non specializzato 熟練していない 미숙한 ongeschoold ufaglært niewykwalifikowany não especializado неквалифицированный outbildad ไม่มีความชำนาญ niteliksiz không có chuyên môn 不熟练的
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The sale of their products so brought down prices that farming was ruined, and their skilled and unskilled labour drove the artisans and labourers into the almshouses and highways.
Let us suppose an inhabitant of some remote and superior region, yet unskilled in the ways of men, having read and considered the precepts of the gospel, and the example of our Saviour, to come down in search of the true church: if he would not inquire after it among the cruel, the insolent, and the oppressive; among those who are continually grasping at dominion over souls as well as bodies; among those who are employed in procuring to themselves impunity for the most enormous villainies, and studying methods of destroying their fellow-creatures, not for their crimes but their errors; if he would not expect to meet benevolence, engage in massacres, or to find mercy in a court of inquisition, he would not look for the true church in the Church of Rome.
I consoled myself with the thought that the reason my earning capacity had not increased with my years and strength was because I had remained an unskilled labourer.
It recalled me from the forgotten eon to which my brain had flown and left me once again a modern man battling with a clumsy, unskilled brute.
Freddie Drummond was a professor in the Sociology Department of the University of California, and it was as a professor of sociology that he first crossed over the Slot, lived for six mouths in the great labour-ghetto, and wrote The Unskilled Labourer--a book that was hailed everywhere as an able contribution to the literature of progress, and as a splendid reply to the literature of discontent.
The knowledge I had in mathematics, gave me great assistance in acquiring their phraseology, which depended much upon that science, and music; and in the latter I was not unskilled.
Yes, the keen air came through an empty keyhole; and my lamp, held close, not only showed that the door was locked, but that the lock was one with which an unskilled hand might tamper for hours without result.
Untrained, unskilled in carrying weapons, they rushed across the seas to be the sport of the farmers who cut them off or shot them down, to be a hindrance in the way of the mercenaries who fought for you.
I am a maiden, unskilled to dispute for my religion, but I can die for it, if it be God's will.
It is better than going to sea again, and I shall earn more money than any position in Oakland can bring an unskilled man.
Moxon hardly glanced at the board before making his moves, and to my unskilled eye seemed to move the piece most convenient to his hand, his motions in doing so being quick, nervous and lacking in precision.
They were not going to lose all caste, even if they had come to be unskilled laborers in Packingtown; and that Ona had even talked of omitting a Yeselija was enough to keep her stepmother lying awake all night.