Definitions for unskilledʌnˈskɪld

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word unskilled

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unskilled(adj)

    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"

  2. amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled(adj)

    lacking professional skill or expertise

    "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"

  3. incompetent, unskilled(adj)

    not doing a good job

    "incompetent at chess"


  1. unskilled(Adjective)

    Of a person or workforce: not having a skill or technical training.

  2. unskilled(Adjective)

    Of a job: not requiring skill or training.

  3. unskilled(Adjective)

    Of a made object: inexpertly made or showing a lack of skill.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brooks Atkinson:

    Don't condescend to unskilled labor. Try it for half a day first.

  2. John Anthony Ciardi:

    Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.

  3. Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun:

    The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.

  4. Wernher von Braun:

    Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

  5. Edward Gibbon:

    Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.


Find a translation for the unskilled definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these unskilled definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"unskilled." STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for unskilled? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for unskilled:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.