unemployed

adjective un·em·ployed \ ˌən-im-ˈplȯid \

Definition of unemployed

:not employed:
a :not being used
b :not engaged in a gainful occupation
c :not invested

unemployed

noun

Examples of unemployed in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of unemployed

15th century

unemployed Synonyms

Synonyms
jobless, out of work
Antonyms
employed, working
Related Words
subemployed, underemployed
Near Antonyms
self-employed


UNEMPLOYED Defined for English Language Learners

unemployed

adjective

Definition of unemployed for English Language Learners

  • : having no job : not employed


UNEMPLOYED Defined for Kids

unemployed

adjective un·em·ployed \ ˌən-im-ˈplȯid \

Definition of unemployed for Students

:having no job :not employed
  • unemployed workers


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