1) ADJ: ADJ n If you do unpaid work or are an unpaid worker, you do a job without receiving any money for it.

Even unpaid work for charity is better than nothing...

The unpaid volunteers do the work because they love it.

2) ADJ Unpaid taxes or bills, for example, are bills or taxes which have not been paid yet.

The taxman caught up with him and demanded ₤17,000 in unpaid taxes...

The bills remained unpaid because of a dispute over the quality of the company's work.


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