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
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adj 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
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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adj 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

adj 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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