well-qualified

qualified

[kwol-uh-fahyd]
adjective
1.
having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., that fit a person for some function, office, or the like.
2.
having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
3.
modified, limited, or restricted in some way: a qualified endorsement.

Origin:
1550–60; qualify + -ed2

qualifiedly, adverb
qualifiedness, noun
quasi-qualified, adjective
underqualified, adjective
well-qualified, adjective


1. able, capable, competent, fitted.


unqualified.
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qualified (ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd)
 
adj
1.  having the abilities, qualities, attributes, etc, necessary to perform a particular job or task
2.  limited, modified, or restricted; not absolute

well-qualified
 
adj
having good or excellent qualifications

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qualify
1465, "to invest with a quality," from M.L. qualificare "attribute a quality to," from L. qualis "of what sort" + facere "to make" (see factitious). Sense of "be fit for a job" first appeared 1588. Qualification in the sense of "limitation, restriction" is from 1543.
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