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unemployed

adjective un·em·ployed \-ˈplid\

: having no job : not employed

Full Definition of UNEMPLOYED

:  not employed:
a :  not being used
b :  not engaged in a gainful occupation
c :  not invested
unemployed noun
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Examples of UNEMPLOYED

  1. <the plant closings left a significant portion of the town's population unemployed>

First Known Use of UNEMPLOYED

15th century

Related to UNEMPLOYED

Synonyms
jobless, out of work
Antonyms
employed, working
UNEMPLOYED Defined for Kids

unemployed

adjective un·em·ployed \ˌən-im-ˈplid\

Definition of UNEMPLOYED for Kids

:  having no job :  not employed <unemployed workers>

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