jobless

adjective job·less \ ˈjäb-ləs \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of jobless

1 : having no job
2 : of or relating to those having no job
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joblessness

noun

Examples of jobless in a Sentence

  1. having been jobless for six months, he was starting to get seriously discouraged

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First Known Use of jobless

1862

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jobless Synonyms

Synonyms

unemployed;

Antonyms

employed, working;

Near Antonyms

self-employed;

Related Words

subemployed, underemployed;

Phrases

out of work;


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