Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun unemployed

1 sense of unemployed

Sense 1
unemployed people, unemployed -- (people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group); "the long-term unemployed need assistance")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Antonyms of adj unemployed

1 sense of unemployed

Sense 1
unemployed (vs. employed) -- (not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital")

employed (vs. unemployed) -- (having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed")
        => engaged -- (having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick")
        => hired -- (having services engaged for a fee; "hired hands"; "a hired gun")
        => working (prenominal), on the job (predicate) -- (actively engaged in paid work; "the working population"; "the ratio of working men to unemployed"; "a working mother"; "robots can be on the job day and night")

Similarity of adj unemployed

1 sense of unemployed

Sense 1
unemployed (vs. employed) -- (not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital")
       => discharged, dismissed, fired, laid-off, pink-slipped -- (having lost your job)
       => idle, jobless, out of work -- (not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work")
          Also See-> idle#1

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