What does unqualified mean?

Definitions for unqualified
ʌnˈkwɒl əˌfaɪdun·qual·i·fied

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unqualifiedadjective

    not limited or restricted

    "an unqualified denial"

  2. unqualifiedadjective

    not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training

  3. incompetent, unqualifiedadjective

    legally not qualified or sufficient

    "a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband"; "incompetent witnesses"

  4. unentitled, unqualifiedadjective

    having no right or entitlement

    "a distinction to which he was unentitled"


  1. unqualifiedadjective

    Not qualified, ineligible, unfit for a position or task.

    His lack of a high school diploma renders him unqualified for the job.

  2. unqualifiedadjective

    Not elaborated upon, undescribed.

    Her cooking ability, while mentioned, was unqualified by her.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unqualifiedadjective

    Not fit.

    ’Till he has denudated himself of all these incumbrances, he is utterly unqualified for these agonies. Decay of Piety.

    All the writers against christianity, since the revolution, have been of the lowest rank in regard to literature, wit, and sense; and upon that account wholly unqualified to propagate heresies, unless among a people already abandoned. Jonathan Swift.

    Tories are more hated by the zealous whigs, than the very papists, and as much unqualified for the smallest offices. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Unqualified

    Unqualified is an American advice podcast created and hosted by actress Anna Faris, featuring interviews with celebrities and cultural figures, followed by personal phonecalls to listeners asking for relationship and other advice. It was co-hosted by Faris's producer Sim Sarna until 2019. In 2017, Faris published a memoir under the same name as the podcast.


  1. unqualified

    Unqualified typically refers to a person or thing that lacks the necessary skills, qualifications, experience, or other required attributes to carry out a certain job or task effectively. It can also imply something absolute or complete, with no restrictions or conditions attached.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unqualified

    un-kwol′i-fīd, adj. not possessing the proper qualifications for anything, incompetent: given without restrictions, absolute.—adv. Unqual′ifiedly.—n. Unqual′ifiedness.—v.t. Unqual′ify, to disqualify.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unqualified in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unqualified in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unqualified in a Sentence

  1. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    Between the black box proprietary code, barebones computers we call voting machines and a mass of completely unqualified election officials, our election system is up for grabs to anybody with even a modest interest and some script kiddie capability. The cyber-kinetic attack surface here is wide open.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    It was n’t State Department officials, State Department was n’t [ Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs ] Roberta Jacobson or John Kerry, it was National Security Council officials, you sent unqualified people to negotiate with hardened, brutal spies and representatives of tyrants... It was negotiated at a secretive level involving agencies under the complete control of the White House, as a political move …. And that mismatch is apparent in this sort of deal that was made.

  3. John McCain:

    We're about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interests, i am not against political appointees ... but here we are, a nation that's on the verge of seceded its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're gonna send the producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as our ambassador.

  4. Orison Swett Marden:

    When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success.

  5. Noel Coward:

    I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.

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