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unskilled

[uhn-skild] /ʌnˈskɪld/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to workers who lack technical training or skill.
2.
not demanding special training or skill:
unskilled occupations.
3.
exhibiting a marked lack of skill or competence:
an unskilled painting; an unskilled writer.
4.
not skilled or expert:
He was unskilled in the art of rhetoric.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; un-1 + skilled
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unskilled

/ʌnˈskɪld/
adjective
1.
not having or requiring any special skill or training: unskilled workers, an unskilled job
2.
having or displaying no skill; inexpert: he is quite unskilled at dancing
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Word Origin and History for unskilled
adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + skill.

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