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un·em·ployed

 (ŭn′ĕm-ploid′, -ĭm-)
adj.
1. Out of work, especially involuntarily; jobless.
2. Not being used; idle.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who are involuntarily out of work considered as a group. Used with the.
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unemployed

(ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd)
adj
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. without remunerative employment; out of work
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the unemployed.
2. not being used; idle
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un•em•ployed

(ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪd)

adj.
1. not employed; without a job.
2. not currently in use.
3. not productively used: unemployed capital.
n.
4. the unemployed, unemployed persons collectively.
[1590]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unemployed - people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group); "the long-term unemployed need assistance"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.unemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupationunemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"
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unemployed

adjective out of work, redundant, laid off, jobless, idle, on the dole (Brit. informal), out of a job, workless, resting (of an actor) Have you been unemployed for over six months?
working, in work, having a job, in employment, in a job, earning your living
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unemployed

adjective
1. Out of work:
2. Not occupied or put to use:
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Translations
العاطِلون عن العَمَلعَاطِلٌ عَن العَمَلعاطِل عن العَمَل
nezaměstnaný
arbejdsløs
työtön
nezaposlen
munkanélküli
atvinnulausatvinnuleysingjar
失業している
일자리가 없는
bedarbiaibedarbisnedarbas
bez darbabezdarbnieksnenodarbināts
nezamestnaný
brezposeln
arbetslös
ไม่มีงานทำ
işsizişsizlerboşta gezen
thất nghiệp

unemployed

[ˈʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
A. ADJ
1. [person] → parado, en paro, desempleado (LAm), cesante (Chile)
he's been unemployed for a yearlleva parado un año
2. [capital etc] → sin utilizar, no utilizado
B. NPL the unemployedlos parados, los desempleados (LAm)
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unemployed

[ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
adjsans emploi
He's unemployed → Il est sans emploi.
He's been unemployed for a year → Il est sans emploi depuis un an.
n
the unemployed → les sans-emploi, les chômeurs mpl
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unemployed

adj personarbeitslos, erwerbslos; (= unused) machineryungenutzt; (Fin) capitaltot, brachliegend
pl the unemployed pldie Arbeitslosen pl, → die Erwerbslosen pl
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unemployed

[ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
1. adjdisoccupato/a, senza lavoro
2. npl the unemployedi disoccupati
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unemployed

(animˈploid) adjective
not having, or not able to find, work. He has been unemployed for three months.
noun plural
people who are unemployed. The numbers of (the) unemployed are still increasing.
ˌunemˈployment noun
1. the state of being unemployed. If the factory is closed, many men will face unemployment.
2. the numbers of people without work. Unemployment has reached record figures this year.
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unemployed

عَاطِلٌ عَن العَمَل nezaměstnaný arbejdsløs arbeitslos άνεργος desempleado työtön chômeur nezaposlen disoccupato 失業している 일자리가 없는 werkloos arbeidsledig bezrobotny desempregado безработный arbetslös ไม่มีงานทำ işsiz thất nghiệp 失业的
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References in classic literature ?
No doubt in that perfect world there had been no unemployed problem, no social question left unsolved.
By eight o'clock a number of boys and unemployed men had already started for the common to see the "dead men from Mars." That was the form the story took.
And here I am, unknown and unemployed, a helpless artist lost in London--with a sick wife and hungry children, and bankruptcy staring me in the face.
I first became acquainted with him on board a whale vessel; finding that he was unemployed in this city, I easily engaged him to assist in my enterprise.
Then he went out and took his place with the mob of the unemployed.
Depend upon it that whatever unemployed sum may remain, when I make up my accounts in the spring, I would even rather lay it uselessly by than dispose of it in a manner so painful to you.
When I am quite determined as to the time, I am not at all afraid of being long unemployed. There are places in town, offices, where inquiry would soon produce somethingOffices for the sale not quite of human fleshbut of human intellect."
Crawford grievously; and Julia, unengaged and unemployed, felt all the right of missing him much more.
The unemployed problem was bulking bigger than usual to the citizens of San Francisco.
"Not anything to do with Bracknell?" cried Margaret, who had lately taken on an unemployed of that name to clean the knives and boots.
And before the world-war had lasted two weeks--by the time, that is, that mast was rigged in Labrador--there was not a city or town in the world outside China, however fair from the actual centres of destruction, where police and government were not adopting special emergency methods to deal with a want of food and a glut of unemployed people.
"And could you count on fifty resolute men, good, unemployed, but active souls, brawlers, capable of bringing down the walls of the Palais Royal by crying, `Down with Mazarin,' as fell those at Jericho?"