Unemployed vs Unprofitable - What's the difference?

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Unemployed is a related term of unprofitable.


As adjectives the difference between unemployed and unprofitable

is that unemployed is having no profession (despite being able and willing to work) while unprofitable is not making a profit.

As a noun unemployed

is unemployed people.

unemployed

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having no profession (despite being able and willing to work).
  • Having no use, not doing work
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    Synonyms

    * (having no job) jobless, out of work (used only after the noun ), out-of-work

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • Unemployed people.
  • The unemployed are a growing portion of the population.

    Usage notes

    * This is not a true noun. It is an example of a "fused-head" construction in which an adjective (or possessive or determiner) is assumed to have fused with an omitted noun which is grammatically required.

    Synonyms

    * jobless

    unprofitable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not making a profit.
  • Being a professional poet is a nice job, albeit unprofitable .

    Antonyms

    * profitable