Ineligible meaning

ĭn-ĕl'ĭ-jə-bəl
Unworthy of being chosen; unfit.

Considered her ineligible for the job.

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One that is not eligible.
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Not eligible.
  • Not legally or morally qualified.
  • Not fit to be chosen.
  • Not suitable.
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An ineligible person.
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Disqualified by law, rule, or provision.

Ineligible to run for office; ineligible for health benefits.

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The definition of ineligible is someone who is disqualified from some particular thing or unable to be considered for something.

Since the U.S. president must be born in the U.S., a foreigner who was born in Spain is an example of someone who is ineligible to run for president.

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Origin of ineligible

  • From French inéligible
    From Wiktionary