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