HyperDic: unemployed

English > 2 senses of the word unemployed:
ADJECTIVEallunemployednot engaged in a gainful occupation
NOUNgroupunemployed, unemployed peoplepeople who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
unemployed > pronunciation
Soundsah.nehmploy'd
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > unemployed: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot engaged in a gainful occupation.
Example"unemployed workers marched on the capital"
Narrowerdischarged, dismissed, fired, laid-off, pink-slippedHaving lost your job
idle, jobless, out of worknot having a job
See alsoidlenot in action or at work
OppositeemployedHaving your services engaged for
Spanishcesante, parado
Catalanaturat, desocupat, parat
English > unemployed: 2 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningpeople who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group).
Example"the long-term unemployed need assistance"
Synonymunemployed people
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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