unpaid

adjective un·paid \ ˌən-ˈpād \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of unpaid

1 :not paid
  • an unpaid volunteer
2 :not paying a salary
  • an unpaid position

Examples of unpaid in a Sentence

  1. I have a pile of unpaid bills sitting on my desk.

  2. The city is trying to collect unpaid taxes.

  3. She took three months of unpaid leave from her job.

  4. I served as an unpaid consultant on the project.

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First Known Use of unpaid

14th century

unpaid Synonyms

Synonyms
overdue, owed, owing, payable, outstanding, unsettled
Antonyms
cleared, liquidated, paid (off or up), repaid, settled
Related Words
due, mature
Near Antonyms
prepaid

UNPAID Defined for English Language Learners

unpaid

adjective

Definition of unpaid for English Language Learners

  • : needing to be paid

  • : done or taken without payment

  • : not receiving money for work that is done


UNPAID Defined for Kids

unpaid

adjective un·paid \ ˌən-ˈpād \

Definition of unpaid for Students

:not paid
  • unpaid bills


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