Definitions for unemployedˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•em•ployedˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪd(adj.)

  1. not employed; without a job.

  2. not currently in use.

  3. not productively used:

    unemployed capital.

  4. (n.)the unemployed, unemployed persons collectively.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unemployed people, unemployed(adj)

    people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)

    "the long-term unemployed need assistance"

  2. unemployed(adj)

    not engaged in a gainful occupation

    "unemployed workers marched on the capital"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unemployed(adjective)ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪd

    not having a job

    She's been unemployed for several months.; an unemployed actor


  1. unemployed(Noun)

    Unemployed people.

    The unemployed are a growing portion of the population.

  2. unemployed(Adjective)

    Having no profession (despite being able and willing to work).

  3. unemployed(Adjective)

    Having no use, not doing work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unemployed(adj)

    not employed in manual or other labor; having no regular work

  2. Unemployed(adj)

    not invested or used; as, unemployed capital

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3690

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2247

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployed' in Adjectives Frequency: #472

Translations for unemployed

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not having, or not able to find, work

He has been unemployed for three months.

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