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unqualified

[uhn-kwol-uh-fahyd] /ʌnˈkwɒl əˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
not qualified; not fit; lacking requisite qualifications:
unqualified for the job.
2.
not modified, limited, or restricted in any way; without reservations:
unqualified praise.
3.
absolute; complete; out-and-out:
an unqualified liar.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; un-1 + qualified
Related forms
unqualifiable, adjective
unqualifiedly, adverb
unqualifiedness, noun
Can be confused
disqualified, unqualified.
Synonyms
1. unfit, incompetent. 2. unmitigated. 3. downright, thorough. 2, 3. See absolute.
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British Dictionary definitions for un qualified

unqualified

/ʌnˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
lacking the necessary qualifications
2.
not restricted or modified: an unqualified criticism
3.
(usually prenominal) (intensifier): an unqualified success
Derived Forms
unqualifiable, adjective
unqualifiedly, adverb
unqualifiedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un qualified

unqualified

adj.

1550s, "not having necessary qualifications, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of qualify. Meaning "not modified or limited" is recorded from 1796.

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