disqualify disqualify  /dɪs ˈkwɑ lə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) make unfit or unsuitable
  2. (v) declare unfit




  1. The fact that the living things he's discovered make their homes nearly two miles below the earth's surface may disqualify them from the extra part of extraterrestrial.
  2. The pending rules could disqualify those with more than $15,000 equity in a home or $4,500 in a car.
  3. Buying into these plans may disqualify you from comprehensive long-term coverage later, especially if you have a pre-existing condition.


  1. Consider a healthier alternative to carbonated drinks

    On warm summer days nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold carbonated drink. Unfortunately, the leading brands of soft drinks contain levels of calories, sugar, and sodium that disqualify them as healthy choices.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oxford Press

  2. Cheating-Case Defendant Claims Prosecutor Conflict

    A defendant in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case is asking a judge to disqualify Fulton County prosecutors because the district attorney's wife worked at a school where cheating took place. The motion claims District Attorney Paul Howard's wife, Petrina, was a counselor at M. Agnes Jones...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. Reports: Iran May Disqualify Centrist Candidate

    Reports: Iran may disqualify centrist candidate in presidential election over nuclear talk        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "I wouldn't disqualify somebody by virtue of their financial wealth or their financial poverty," Romney said after ticking off his public service work. "I would instead look at their record, what they've done with their life and whether they...
    on May 29, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

  2. "Should the IOC decide to disqualify the teams, it would be a consequence of the doping offense of Miss Jones and not the consequence of any faults committed by other members," Rogge said.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Jacques Rogge Source: USA Today

  3. Herenton said Smith's criminal record "does not disqualify her from telling the truth."
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: Willie Herenton Source: Forbes

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