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Synonyms for unskilled

Synonyms for (adjective) unskilled

Synonyms: incompetent, unskilled Definition: not doing a good job Usage: incompetent at chess

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: 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

Synonyms: unskilled, amateur, amateurish, inexpert Definition: lacking professional skill or expertise Usage: a very amateurish job; inexpert but conscientious efforts; an unskilled painting

Similar words: unprofessional Definition: not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession Usage: described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it; was censured for unprofessional conduct; unprofessional repairs

Synonyms: unskilled Definition: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency Usage: 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

Similar words: artless Definition: showing lack of art Usage: an artless translation

Similar words: unskillful, butcherly, botchy Definition: poorly done Usage: a botchy piece of work; it was an unskillful attempt

Similar words: botched, bungled Definition: spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness Usage: a bungled job

Similar words: bungling, clumsy, incompetent, fumbling Definition: showing lack of skill or aptitude Usage: a bungling workman; did a clumsy job; his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf

Similar words: crude, rough Definition: not carefully or expertly made Usage: managed to make a crude splint; a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them; rough carpentry

Similar words: hopeless Definition: of a person unable to do something skillfully Usage: I'm hopeless at mathematics

Similar words: humble, menial, lowly Definition: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Similar words: lubberly Definition: clumsy and unskilled Usage: a big stupid lubberly fellow

Similar words: rusty, out of practice Definition: impaired in skill by neglect

Similar words: semiskilled Definition: possessing or requiring limited skills Usage: semiskilled dockworkers; a semiskilled job

Similar words: weak Definition: deficient or lacking in some skill Usage: he's weak in spelling