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un- +‎ skilled



unskilled (comparative more unskilled, superlative most unskilled)

  1. Of a person or workforce: not having a skill or technical training.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XXII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined. One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.
  2. Of a job: not requiring skill or training.
  3. Of a made object: inexpertly made or showing a lack of skill.


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