Able and Unqualified


Able adjective - Having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance.
Usage example: looking for an able and reliable assistant

Unqualified is an antonym for able.

Nearby Word: ability


Unqualified adjective - Lacking qualities (as knowledge, skill, or ability) required to do a job.
Usage example: if we hire an unqualified candidate, we'll just be wasting our time

Able is an antonym for unqualified in incompetent topic.

Nearby Words: unqualifiedly, unqualify
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Unqualified or Able. 2016. Accessed May 28, 2023.
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