Unskillfulness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Unskillfulness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unskillfulness
unskillfulness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ want of skill
want of skill
&c. 698
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ incompetence
incompetence
incompentency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inability
inability
infelicity
indexterity
inexperience
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ disqualification
disqualification
unproficiency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ quackery
quackery
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ folly
folly
stupidity
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ indiscretion
indiscretion
&c.(rashness) 863
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ thoughtlessness
thoughtlessness
&c.(inattention) 458
=>(neglect)
???>460
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sabotage
sabotage
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mismanagement
mismanagement
misconduct
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ impolicy
impolicy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ maladministration
maladministration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ misrule
misrule
misgovernment
misapplication
misdirection
misfeasance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ petticoat government
petticoat government
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ absence of rule
absence of rule
rule of thumb
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bungling
bungling
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ failure
failure
&c. 732
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ screw loose
screw loose
???>:
too many cooks
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ blunder
blunder
&c.(mistake) 495
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ etourderie gaucherie
etourderie gaucherie
act of folly
balourdise
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ botch
botch
botchery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ bad job
bad job
sad work
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ sprat sent out to catch a whale
sprat sent out to catch a whale
much ado about nothing
wild-goose chase
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ bungler
bungler
&c. 701
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ fool
fool
&c. 501
PARAG:Unskillfulness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be unskillful
be unskillful
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not see an inch beyond one's nose
not see an inch beyond one's nose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ blunder
blunder
bungle
boggle
fumble
botch
bitch
flounder
stumble
trip
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hobble
hobble
&c. 275
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ put one's foot in it
put one's foot in it
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make a mess of
make a mess of
make hash of
make sad work of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ overshoot the mark
overshoot the mark
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ play tricks with
play tricks with
play Puck
mismanage
misconduct
misdirect
misapply
missend
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ stultify oneself
stultify oneself
make a fool of oneself
commit oneself
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ act foolishly
act foolishly
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ play the fool
play the fool
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ put oneself out of court
put oneself out of court
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ lose one's head
lose one's head
lose one's cunning
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ begin at the wrong end
begin at the wrong end
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ do things by halves
do things by halves
&c.(not complete) 730
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make two bites of a cherry
make two bites of a cherry
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ play at cross purposes
play at cross purposes
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ strain at a gnat and swallow a camel
strain at a gnat and swallow a camel
&c.(caprice) 608
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ put the cart before the horse
put the cart before the horse
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ lock the stable door when the horse is stolen
lock the stable door when the horse is stolen
&c.(too late) 135
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ not know what one is about
not know what one is about
not know one's own interest
not know on which side one's bread is buttered
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ stand in one's own light
stand in one's own light
quarrel with one's bread and butter
throw a stone in one's own garden
kill the goose which lays the golden eggs
pay dear for one's whistle
cut one's own throat
bum one's fingers
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ knock one's head against a stone wall
knock one's head against a stone wall
beat one's head against a stone wall
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ fall into a trap
fall into a trap
catch a Tartar
bring the house about one's ears
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ have too many eggs in one basket
have too many eggs in one basket
=>(imprudent)
???>863
have too many irons in the fire
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ mistake
mistake
&c. 495
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ take the shadow for the substance
take the shadow for the substance
&c.(credulity) 486
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ bark up the wrong tree
bark up the wrong tree
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ be in the wrong box
be in the wrong box
aim at a pigeon and kill a crow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ take the wrong pig by the tail
take the wrong pig by the tail
get the wrong pig by the tail
get the wrong sow by the ear
get the dirty end of the stick
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ put the saddle on the wrong horse
put the saddle on the wrong horse
put a square peg into a round hole
put new wine into old bottles
GRP: \\ V \\ 7
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ cut blocks with a razor
cut blocks with a razor
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ hold a farthing candle to the sun
hold a farthing candle to the sun
&c.(useless) 645
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ fight with a shadow
fight with a shadow
grasp at a shadow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ catch at straws
catch at straws
lean on a broken reed
reckon without one's host
pursue a wild goose chase
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ go on a fool's goose chase
go on a fool's goose chase
sleeveless errand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ go further and fare worse
go further and fare worse
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ lose one's way
lose one's way
miss one's way
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ fail
fail
&c. 732
PARAG:Unskillfulness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unskillful
unskillful
&c. 69S
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inexpert
inexpert
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bungling
bungling
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ awkward
awkward
clumsy
unhandy
lubberly
gauche
maladroit
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ left-handed
left-handed
heavy-handed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ slovenly
slovenly
slatternly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gawky
gawky
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ adrift
adrift
at fault
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ inapt
inapt
unapt
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ inhabile
inhabile
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ untractable
untractable
unteachable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ giddy
giddy
&c.(inattentive) 458
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ inconsiderate
inconsiderate
&c.(neglectful) 460
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ stupid
stupid
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ inactive
inactive
&c. 683
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ incompetent
incompetent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unqualified
unqualified
disqualified
ill-qualified
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unfit
unfit
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ quackish
quackish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ raw
raw
green
inexperienced
rusty
out of practice
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unaccustomed
unaccustomed
unused
untrained
&c. 537
uninitiated
unconversant
&c.(ignorant) 491
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ shiftless
shiftless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unstatesmanlike
unstatesmanlike
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ unadvised
unadvised
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ ill-advised
ill-advised
misadvised
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ ill-devised
ill-devised
ill-imagined
ill-judged
ill-contrived
ill-conducted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ unguided
unguided
misguided
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ misconducted
misconducted
foolish
wild
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ infelicitous
infelicitous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ penny wise and pound foolish
penny wise and pound foolish
&c.(inconsistent) 608

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