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[job-lis] /ˈdʒɒb lɪs/

without a .
noting or pertaining to persons without , especially to those who are seeking employment.
(used with a plural verb) unemployed people collectively, especially those who are seeking a (usually preceded by the).

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


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