Definition of ineligible in English:

ineligible

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Pronunciation /ˌinˈeləjəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪnˈɛlədʒəb(ə)l/

adjective

  • 1Legally or officially unable to be considered for a position or benefit.

    ‘they were ineligible for jury duty’
    • ‘Numerous additional workers are ruled ineligible for any benefits at all under arbitrary regulations that vary from state to state.’
    • ‘This makes it officially ineligible for next year's Booker.’
    • ‘You may be ineligible for other federal benefit programs.’
    • ‘However, the same people who have limited access to nonexploitative work are also ineligible for unemployment benefits.’
    • ‘As you have learned, being an independent contractor makes you ineligible for unemployment benefits.’
    • ‘Workers exclusively pursuing part-time work are deemed ineligible for benefits in at least 30 states.’
    • ‘Earlier this year he was given an 18-month suspended sentence and ruled ineligible for elected office for 10 years.’
    • ‘Under election rules, candidates are ineligible to become mayor or a councillor if they owe the municipality money.’
    • ‘The act incorporated the position of recent Supreme Court decisions that all Asians were ineligible for naturalization.’
    • ‘The rules of the Republican conference make any Republican member indicted on criminal charges ineligible to hold a leadership position.’
    • ‘About 6 million very low-income seniors would be ineligible for any prescription drug benefits under Medicare.’
    • ‘The problem is complicated by the fact these workers are ineligible for other forms of disability benefits unless they are enrolled in a program.’
    • ‘Most are ineligible to receive public welfare benefits or to send their children to normal state-run schools.’
    • ‘Many are in dental limbo, unable to afford a private dentist, and ineligible for public dental care.’
    • ‘Some 9,000 people lost jobs in aviation, for instance, but are ineligible for aid because they live near the airports, not in Manhattan.’
    • ‘His refusal to admit his crime meant he was classified as IDOM (In Denial Of Murder) and ineligible for parole.’
    • ‘Because he was still an amateur, she was ineligible to receive the $14,000 first prize.’
    • ‘Secondly, membership of a panel immediately renders the incumbent ineligible for any grants, awards etc during their term of office.’
    • ‘We are expecting this to be a close contest, and with the new signings all ineligible to play, they're going to have to dig deep to get the win.’
    • ‘The proposal springs from complaints to MPs and councillors from people judged ineligible for the concession.’
    unqualified, ruled out, disqualified, legally disqualified, disentitled
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    1. 1.1dated Not suitable or desirable, especially as a marriage partner.
      ‘as a son-in-law he was quite ineligible’
      unmarriageable, unavailable, not available for marriage, married
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Pronunciation

ineligible

/ˌinˈeləjəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪnˈɛlədʒəb(ə)l/