Associations to the word «Unemployed»

Wiktionary

UNEMPLOYED, adjective. Having no job despite being able and willing to work.
UNEMPLOYED, adjective. Having no use, not doing work
UNEMPLOYED, noun. Unemployed people.

Dictionary definition

UNEMPLOYED, noun. People who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group); "the long-term unemployed need assistance".
UNEMPLOYED, adjective. Not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats