Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ineligible”

See all translations

ineligible

adjective
 
 
/ɪˈnelɪdʒəbl/
not allowed to do or receive something because you do not meet certain conditions: The state has made a reasonable effort to help purge ineligible voters from election rolls.ineligible to do sth His weak credit and low income make him ineligible to refinance his loan.ineligible for sth The Pensions Office tells me we are ineligible for a joint pension. →  Compare eligible
ineligibility /ɪˌnelɪdʒəˈbɪlɪti/ US   /-tIi/ noun [U]
(Definition of ineligible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ineligible?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ineligible” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More