jobless








adjective

  1. without a job.
  2. noting or pertaining to persons without jobs, especially to those who are seeking employment.

noun

  1. (used with a plural verb) unemployed people collectively, especially those who are seeking a job (usually preceded by the).

adjective

    1. unemployed
    2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the jobless

1905 (adj.), 1909 (n.), from job (n.) + -less. Related: Joblessness.

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