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Definition of "unskilled" []

  • Lacking skill or technical training: unskilled laborers. (adjective)
  • Requiring no training or skill: unskilled jobs; unskilled labor. (adjective)
  • Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert: an unskilled painting. (adjective)

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 "unskilled" in a sentence
  • ""Well, besides the chef and sous chef, they had some college kids from restaurant schools and some islanders for the support staff — that's what they call the unskilled jobs.""
  • "Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, said the temporary foreign worker program has become a massive tool for bringing in unskilled workers to work for wages that no Canadian would accept."
  • "Heaven when a few of the strikers went into the country to compete with them in unskilled employments."