unskilled person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unskilled person a person who lacks technical training
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Usage

In literature:

A person unskilled in music can only recognise a single horizontal movement, an air.
"The Altar Fire" by Arthur Christopher Benson
These spokes can be easily taken out and renewed when necessary by any unskilled person in a few minutes.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
To prevent the dangers that may arise from she unskilful drawing of blood, let none open a but a person of experience and practice.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
This is to prevent false and deceitful hat- making by unskillful persons.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
They are persons who have become bankrupt, by unskilful attempts at commerce with America.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It is written in a rude hand, and by a person unskilled in composition.
"Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851" by Various
A personal canvass was made of working men of all classes, the unskilled and lower paid, as well as the best and highest paid.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
An unskilful person, no matter how well intentioned, may sometimes do incalculable damage.
"Trenching at Gallipoli" by John Gallishaw
New words are to a large extent, even in modern times, the invention of persons unskilled in the history of language.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

If the picture you get in your head when you hear " temp " is of a really young, really old, or unskilled person who comes in to sit at the front desk when your admin is away, it's time for you to shake the cobwebs out of your mind.
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