Definition of unqualifiable in English:


Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈkwɒlɪfʌɪəbl/ /(ˌ)ʌŋˈkwɒlɪfʌɪəbl/


  • 1Lacking the attributes or accomplishments required to qualify for something; incapable of attaining the necessary qualifications.

  • 2That cannot be characterized as having specific qualities; indefinable; indescribable.

  • 3Indescribably bad; unspeakable; objectionable.

    Common in the 19th century. Now rare.

  • 4That cannot be modified, limited, or restricted; not open to qualification.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Roger North (1651–1734), lawyer, politician, and writer. From un- + qualifiable.