[ UK /ʌnskˈɪld/ ]
[ US /ənˈskɪɫd/ ]
  1. not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    unskilled workmanship
    unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    unskilled labor
    an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
  2. not doing a good job
    incompetent at chess
  3. lacking professional skill or expertise
    inexpert but conscientious efforts
    a very amateurish job
    an unskilled painting
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How To Use unskilled In A Sentence

  • Unemployment has hit unskilled workers in particular.
  • The ranks of nonconformity thrived in an expanding economy of independency where the artisan might still feel closer to the petty capitalist than to the unskilled labourer.
  • Average earnings for unskilled workers are decreasing now.
  • Another contributor is the vast pool of unskilled immigrants (Mexico being the largest source of them) that has flooded our labor market, displacing poor citizens and driving wages and benefits down. Letters
  • Another of his profitable ventures was a school for slaves; Crassus purchased unskilled bondsmen, had them trained, and then sold them for handsome profits. Iris Erlingsdottir: Axing Art$ And Humanitie$
  • The majority are adult women workers in below-average-income families laboring in unskilled jobs, often in the retail sector.
  • In the twentieth century the proportion of people who work at unskilled manual production jobs has steadily fallen.
  • The same seems to be true for unskilled labour. Competing in a Global Economy
  • Apart from extensive and expensive capital expenditure, plenty of labour was required, skilled and unskilled.
  • The problem is not growth in the population per se, but growth of the unskilled.
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