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English adjective: unemployed

1. unemployed not engaged in a gainful occupation

SamplesUnemployed workers marched on the capital.

Similardischarged, dismissed, fired, idle, jobless, laid-off, out of work, pink-slipped

See alsoidle


English noun: unemployed

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

SamplesThe long-term unemployed need assistance.

Synonymsunemployed people

Broader (hypernym)people

Domain usageplural, plural form

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