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Definition of "ineligible" []

  • Disqualified by law, rule, or provision: ineligible to run for office; ineligible for health benefits. (adjective)
  • Unworthy of being chosen; unfit: considered her ineligible for the job. (adjective)
  • One that is not eligible. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ineligible" in a sentence
  • "If that is true he was ineligible from the git-go."
  • "Or that that same boy who flunked out of school – who was labelled ineligible for university – would be asked to lecture at Yale this October?"
  • "A Washington state Supreme Court decision in 2006 forced the Boy Scouts of America to open up its entire collection of perversion files, formally known as the "ineligible volunteer list," to a legal team representing two brothers abused by their scout leader."