1 adj Someone who is qualified has passed the examinations that they need to pass in order to work in a particular profession.
usu ADJ n
Demand has far outstripped supply of qualified teachers...
2 adj If you give someone or something qualified support or approval, your support or approval is not total because you have some doubts.
ADJ n (Antonym: unqualified)
The government has given qualified support to the idea...
3 If you describe something as a qualified success, you mean that it is only partly successful.
qualified success phrase v-link PHR
Even as a humanitarian mission it has been only a qualified success.
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