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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 of nonworking
1850-1855
1850-55; non- + working
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  • 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
1.
not engaged in payed employment: nonworking mothers
2.
(of machinery, technology, etc) not operating properly or effectively: nonworking telephones
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