Definition of jobless adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒbləs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːbləs//
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  1. 1without a job synonym unemployed The closure left 500 people jobless. See related entries: Unemployment
  2. 2the jobless noun [plural] people who are unemployed More Like This Plural adjectival nouns the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the dead, the dying, the elderly, the faithful, the homeless, the injured, the insane, the jobless, the middle aged, the old, the poor, the rich, the sick, the squeamish, the wealthy, the wicked, the wounded, the youngSee worksheet.
  3. Extra examplesShe was left jobless when the factory closed. The company has plans to make more people jobless. people who become jobless and homeless late in life
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jobless