unarmed

adjective
un·​armed | \ ˌən-ˈärmd How to pronounce unarmed (audio) \

Definition of unarmed

1 : not armed or armored unarmed civilians also : not using or involving a weapon unarmed robbery
2 : having no hard and sharp projections (such as spines, spurs, or claws)

Examples of unarmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Krasner said audio and video shown to a grand jury indicates that Mendoza knew T.J. was unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot because T.J. appeared to comply with commands to drop the gun and get on the ground, according to Krasner. Lateshia Beachum, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 At the time of the last two shots fired by Mendoza, Siderio was unarmed, having discarded a 9mm gun 40 feet from where he was shot, Krasner said. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 2 May 2022 Krasner said evidence shows Mendoza was aware the boy was unarmed and told an officer who arrived at the scene where the weapon was after the deadly encounter. NBC News, 2 May 2022 Lyoya, who was unarmed, was facedown on the ground when he was shot in the back of the head, moments after a traffic stop in Michigan’s second-largest city. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Lyoya, who was unarmed, was face down on the ground when he was shot in the back of the head, moments after a traffic stop in Michigan's second-largest city. CBS News, 26 Apr. 2022 Lyoya, who was unarmed, was face down on the ground when he was shot, moments after a traffic stop in Michigan’s second-largest city. John Flesher, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 The Israeli military confirmed the woman was found to be unarmed and said the incident was under investigation. Tia Goldenberg, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2022 The Israeli military confirmed the woman was found to be unarmed and said the incident was under investigation. Tia Goldenberg, ajc, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unarmed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2022

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“Unarmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarmed. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for unarmed

unarmed

adjective
un·​armed | \ ˌən-ˈärmd How to pronounce unarmed (audio) \

Kids Definition of unarmed

: having no weapons or armor

unarmed

adjective
un·​armed | \ ˌən-ˈärmd How to pronounce unarmed (audio) \

Medical Definition of unarmed

: having no arms or armlike projections an unarmed tapeworm

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