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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. Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson:

    The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.

  2. Jeremy Story:

    The board has an opportunity in this upcoming meeting to repair some of their damage by putting the Superintendent on unpaid leave or continue to cover up the serious allegations against Hafedh Azaiez, even if they do put him on unpaid leave, I believe that five members of the board will continue to try to distance themselves from owning responsibility forcreating this situation.

  3. Diana Furchtgott-Roth:

    If it is wrong to hire an unpaid intern at a for-profit, it should be wrong to hire one at a non-profit too.

  4. Joseph F. Newton:

    A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.

  5. Nikos Chatzopoulos:

    The theater's audience is loyal and growing, but that shouldn’t hide the fact that today's plays are made on very low budgets and many actors are unpaid, primarily the young ones.

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    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • A. contribution
    • B. bias
    • C. substitute
    • D. integrity

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