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jobless

job·less

jobless

 
pronunciation:
ja blihs
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: denoting or pertaining to persons who do not have jobs.
The jobless rate is increasing.
similar words:
idle, unemployed
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part of speech: noun
definition: those who do not have jobs (usu. prec. by the).
The measure is designed to help the jobless.
similar words:
unemployed
derivation: joblessness (n.)
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