What is another word for unskillful?

441 synonyms found


[ ʌnskˈɪlfə͡l], [ ʌnskˈɪlfə‍l], [ ʌ_n_s_k_ˈɪ_l_f_əl]

Unskillful is a word that describes someone who is incompetent, clumsy, inexperienced or unskilled in a particular area. There are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably with unskillful. A few examples include inept, awkward, untrained, unskilled, maladroit, inexpert, bungling, incompetent, novice, and clumsy. These words suggest the lack of expertise, ability, skill, and proficiency of someone in performing a specific task or job. Using these synonyms can help to better express the level of proficiency and skill required for a particular task and the lack of that ability in an individual.

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What are the hypernyms for Unskillful?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unskillful?

The antonyms for the word "unskillful" refer to various degrees of proficiency and competence. The first antonym is "skilled," which means someone who possesses the necessary knowledge and practical abilities to perform a particular task with ease. Another antonym is "adept," which describes a person who displays a high level of expertise in their chosen field. "Proficient" is another antonym, which implies that a person has achieved a certain degree of proficiency and talent in a specific area of knowledge or skill. "Competent" refers to someone who has the capability and expertise to perform a specific task to a required standard. Finally, "experienced" relates to individuals who have gained familiarity and expertise through years of practice and observation.

What are the antonyms for Unskillful?

Usage examples for Unskillful

Now, this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure of the which one must, in your allowance, o'erweigh a whole theater of others.
"The Art of Public Speaking"
Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The Theban generals that were sent into Thessaly did nothing, but, being either unskillful or unfortunate, made a dishonorable retreat, for which the city fined each of them ten thousand drachmas, and sent Epaminondas with their forces.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
This behavior of Pelopidas ruined the other ambassadors: the Athenians condemned and executed their Timagoras, and, indeed, if they did it for receiving so many presents from the king, their sentence was just and good; as he not only took gold and silver, but a rich bed, and slaves to make it, as if the Greeks were unskillful in that art; besides eighty cows and herdsmen, professing he needed cow's milk for some distemper; and, lastly, he was carried in a litter to the seaside, with a present of four talents for his attendants.
Clough, Arthur Hugh

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