skillless

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

skill +‎ -less

AdjectiveEdit

skillless (not comparable)

  1. Without skill; unskilled, inept.
    • 2000, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Travellers in faith:
      It may appear skillless for a preacher to snub the simple aspirations of his audience so brutally.
    • 2005, Juliana Essen, "Right development": the Santi Asoke Buddhist reform movement of Thailand:
      The system taught children to be skillless, "big head but small hands."
    • 2006, David Salomon, Foundations of computer security:
      Fool, someone not bright or skillless.

Usage notesEdit

  • The hyphenated spelling skill-less may be preferred by Americans in order to avoid the unusual run of three of the same letter.
Last modified on 1 February 2014, at 10:38