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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unpaidadjective

    not paid

    "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"

  2. unpaid, volunteer(a)adjective

    without payment

    "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department"

  3. amateur, recreational, unpaidadjective

    engaged in as a pastime

    "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary"


  1. unpaidadjective

    Not paid for.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unpaidadjective

    Receive from us knee tribute not unpaid. John Milton.

    Nor hecatomb unslain, nor vows unpaid;
    On Greeks, accurs’d, this dire confusion bring. Dryden.

    What can atone, oh ever-injur’d shade!
    Thy fate unpity’d, and thy rites unpaid? Alexander Pope.

    How often are relations neglected, and tradesmen unpaid, for the support of this vanity? Collier.

    Th’ embroider’d suit, at least, he deem’d his prey,
    That suit, an unpaid taylor snatch’d away. Alexander Pope.

    Richer, than doing nothing for a bauble;
    Prouder, than rustling in unpaid for silk. William Shakespeare.


  1. unpaid

    Unpaid refers to work or services rendered without receiving any form of payment or compensation. It can also refer to debts, bills, or dues that have not yet been settled or paid off.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unpaid

    un-pād′, adj. not discharged: receiving no pay.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpaid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpaid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unpaid in a Sentence

  1. Heidi Hemmat:

    I knew I couldn’t keep ambushing people who did bad things to other people, society has changed. People have changed. My physical and mental health were unraveling. As soon as that ratings period ended I took an unpaid leave of absence, and in August I asked to be let out of my contract.

  2. Mark Warner:

    We are alarmed that unpaid federal employees will be required to incur this additional financial hardship during a time when they can least afford it.

  3. Jared Bernstein:

    It turns out that the peak of Omicron cases coincided with when the [ January ] data for the payroll survey was being collected, and if you were not at work, if you were on unpaid leave, you're not counted as being on the payroll.

  4. Robert W. Service:

    A promise made is a debt unpaid.

  5. Ron Johnson:

    The practice also put non-union employees, or union employees who supported other candidates, at a disadvantage, if those employees sought unpaid leave for several weeks for campaign activity, they would not have received the same treatment.

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    A naiant
    B commensal
    C dicotyledonous
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