un·​worked | \ ˌən-ˈwərkt How to pronounce unworked (audio) \

Definition of unworked

: not worked unworked fields

Examples of unworked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, archaeologist Ian Watts, who works in South Africa, has described hundreds to thousands of pieces of worked and unworked ochre at sites dating as far back as 120,000 years ago. Curtis W. Marean, Scientific American, "When the Sea Saved Humanity," 1 Nov. 2012 The officers were found to have been stealing from citizens for years, lying on official paperwork, and taking thousands from taxpayers in the form of unworked overtime pay. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, "Conviction of man arrested by the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force wiped away, posthumously," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unworked

1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Unworked.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unworked. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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dull or mediocre

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