ineligible




To be ineligible is to not qualify for something.

When you’re eligible for something — like a contest — you are allowed to enter. Being ineligible is the opposite; it means that you can’t enter or participate in something. After a certain age, children are ineligible for playing Little League baseball. Students below a certain grade point average are ineligible for scholarships. People born outside the United States are ineligible to run for President. If you want to know who’s eligible and ineligible for something, check the rules or laws.

Definitions of ineligible
  1. adjective

    not eligible

    ineligible to vote”
    ineligible for retirement benefits”
    Synonyms:

    disqualified

    disqualified by law or rule or provision
    disqualified

    barred from competition for violation of rules
    undesirable, unsuitable

    not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)
    unentitled, unqualified

    having no right or entitlement
    unqualified

    not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training
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    Antonyms:

    eligible

    qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    bailable

    eligible for bail
    desirable, suitable, worthy

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    entitled

    qualified for by right according to law
    in line

    awaiting something; especially something due
    legal

    allowed by official rules
    pensionable

    entitled to receive a pension
    qualified

    meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
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  2. adjective

    prohibited by official rules

    “an
    ineligible pass receiver”
    Synonyms:

    illegal

    prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

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