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unemployable

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adjective un·em·ploy·able \ˌən-im-ˈplȯi-ə-bəl\

Simple Definition of unemployable

  • : lacking the skills, abilities, or qualities that are necessary to get or keep a job : not employable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unemployable

  1. :  not acceptable for employment

unemployability play \-ˌplȯi-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
unemployable noun

Examples of unemployable in a sentence

  1. His drug addiction has made him unemployable.



1887

First Known Use of unemployable

1887


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