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Dictionary Definition

unused adj
1 not yet used or soiled; "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope" [syn: fresh]
2 not yet put into use; "we boughtt an unused car for a change"
3 not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands" [syn: idle]

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Pronunciation 1

  • /Vn/juːzd/


  1. not yet used
    I have two unused vouchers for a free meal.

Pronunciation 2

  • /Vn/juːst/


  1. not accustomed
    I am unused to the dark nights of the countryside.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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