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unemployed

un·em·ployed

unemployed

 
pronunciation:
uhn ihm ploId
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having no job; not employed.
She's unemployed but hopes to find a job soon.
antonyms:
employed
similar words:
dismissed, fired, idle, sacked
 
part of speech: noun
definition: those people who are out of work or do not have a job (used with "the").
The president came up with a plan to create jobs for the unemployed.
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The word unemployed contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2