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jobless

job·less

jobless

pronunciation:
ja blihs
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: denoting or pertaining to persons who do not have jobs.
The jobless rate is increasing.
similar words:
idle, unemployed
 
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.)
Word Parts
The word jobless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1