nonworking

[ non-wur-king ]
/ nɒnˈwɜr kɪŋ /

adjective

not employed for a salary, fees, or wages; not producing or generating income: Our employee medical plan also covers nonworking spouses.
not involved in or deriving from labor; not engaged in or directed toward work, especially as an employee: What are some of your nonworking activities?
not functioning or operating: a nonworking coffee grinder.

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Origin of nonworking

First recorded in 1850–55; non- + working

Words nearby nonworking

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Example sentences from the Web for nonworking

  • A nonworking working class may not be immiserated; neither will its members ever find a way to rise above their station.

  • All election dates are set on weekends or nonworking days to ensure continuous work production.

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  • A group of nonworking Lithuanian women heard that neglected children were reported to the settlement in the neighborhood.

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British Dictionary definitions for nonworking

nonworking
/ (nɒnˈwɜːkɪŋ) /

adjective

not engaged in payed employmentnonworking mothers
(of machinery, technology, etc) not operating properly or effectivelynonworking telephones
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