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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 1: not currently employed; jobless.
synonyms:
jobless
antonyms:
employed, engaged
similar words:
dismissed, fired, idle, sacked, unoccupied
definition 2: not being used; idle, as resources or facilities.
synonyms:
idle, inoperative, unused
antonyms:
employed
similar words:
disused, unoccupied
 
part of speech: noun
definition: collectively, those currently out of work (prec. by the).
synonyms:
jobless
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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