unpaid

If a job is unpaid, that means you do it without receiving any money in return. Your unpaid internship at the town newspaper will give you lots of experience, but no income.

An unpaid worker hasn't received their paycheck yet, and an unpaid bill means you haven't sent the money you owe to the electric company or dog walker. This adjective is also useful for describing volunteer work, like an unpaid position at the local animal shelter. Unpaid was first coined in the 14th century, from un-, "not," and pay, which has a Latin root meaning "satisfy a creditor," or literally "make peace."

Definitions of unpaid
  1. adjective
    not paid
    unpaid wages”
    “an unpaid bill”
    Synonyms:
    due
    owed and payable immediately or on demand
    buckshee
    free of charge
    complimentary, costless, free, gratis, gratuitous
    costing nothing
    non-paying
    paying nothing
    outstanding, owing, undischarged
    owed as a debt
    pro bono
    done for the public good without compensation
    rent-free
    complimentary; without payment of rent
    uncompensated, unsalaried
    not paying a salary
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    Antonyms:
    paid
    marked by the reception of pay
    cashed
    for which money has been paid
    compensable, paying, remunerative, salaried, stipendiary
    for which money is paid
    compensated, remunerated, salaried, stipendiary
    receiving or eligible for compensation
    free-lance, freelance, mercenary
    serving for wages in a foreign army
    paid-up
    paid in advance
    post-free
    postpaid
    postpaid, prepaid
    used especially of mail; paid in advance
    reply-paid
    with cost of reply prepaid by sender
    square
    leaving no balance
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  2. adjective
    without payment
    “the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers”
    synonyms: volunteer
    voluntary
    of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled
  3. adjective
    engaged in as a pastime
    unpaid extras in the documentary”
    synonyms: amateur, recreational
    nonprofessional
    not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain
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