unskillful

[uhn-skil-fuhl]
adjective
not skillful; clumsy or bungling.
Also, especially British, unskilful.


Origin:
1350–1400; 1555–65 for current sense; Middle English unskylful unreasonable. See un-1, skillful

unskillfully, adverb
unskillfulness, noun


untrained, maladroit, inept.
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unskilful or unskillful (ʌnˈskɪlfʊl)
 
adj
1.  lacking dexterity or proficiency
2.  obsolete (often foll by in) ignorant (of)
 
unskillful or unskillful
 
adj
 
un'skilfully or unskillful
 
adv
 
un'skillfully or unskillful
 
adv
 
un'skilfulness or unskillful
 
n
 
un'skillfulness or unskillful
 
n

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In such business, if an agent is unskillful or from any cause incompetent, he is immediately discharged.
Unskillful cooking will, of course, produce unpalatable dishes.
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