unearned

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adjective un·earned \-ˈərnd\

Definition of unearned

  1. 1 :  not gained by labor, service, or skill <unearned income>

  2. 2 :  scored as a result of an error by the opposing team <an unearned run>

Examples of unearned in a sentence

  1. Bank interest is regarded as unearned income.

13th Century

First Known Use of unearned

13th century


UNEARNED Defined for English Language Learners

unearned

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adjective un·earned \-ˈərnd\

Definition of unearned for English Language Learners

  • : not earned by working


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