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nonworking

[non-wur-king] /nɒnˈwɜr kɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not employed for a salary, fees, or wages; not producing or generating income:
Our employee medical plan also covers nonworking spouses.
2.
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?
3.
not functioning or operating:
a nonworking coffee grinder.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; non- + working
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Examples for nonworking
  • My landlord recently implied that by sending in a plumber to fix a nonworking toilet, she was doing me a favor.
  • It is also becoming even more common among nonworking spouses, who have traditionally taken this role.
  • nonworking elderly households spend more on food prepared at home than do working elderly households, regardless of income level.
  • Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days.
  • nonworking smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide.
British Dictionary definitions for nonworking

nonworking

/nɒnˈwɜːkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not engaged in payed employment nonworking mothers
2.
(of machinery, technology, etc) not operating properly or effectively nonworking telephones
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