Unskilled means not skilled or not well-trained. Someone who is unskilled is not very good at something.

  • He is very unskilled at cooking, and his food always ends up in the trash.

  • She is very unskilled at tennis, and she keeps losing to her opponents.

Definition of unskilled


lacking professional skill or expertise


amateur, amateurish, inexpert


not doing a good job




not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

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Example Sentences for unskilled

  • 1

    This is due to the use of unskilled manpower.

  • 2

    It is the result of his poverty and being unskilled.

  • 3

    I think the artist's work is unskillful.

  • 4

    I want power that too is unskillful.

  • 5

    A surly boy tells the detective that the detective is unskilled.

  • 6

    Although he was unskillful, he played cricket.

  • 7

    But the new economy could not absorb unskilled villagers.

  • 8

    If my approach was unskillful, well, I apologize.

  • 9

    In this way a huge population remains uneducated and unskillful.

  • 10

    In this way, a huge population remains uneducated and unskillful.