Definition of unarmed in English:



  • Not equipped with or carrying weapons.

    ‘he was shooting unarmed civilians’
    • ‘The government has yet to explain why its troops apparently opened fire on unarmed demonstrators on Friday.’
    • ‘A Tory poster parodied his defence policy by showing an unarmed British soldier with his hands raised in surrender.’
    • ‘Instead, the rebels claim they have focused their attacks on unarmed civilians.’
    • ‘Cincinnati, Ohio, erupted after police shot an unarmed black man as he was running away.’
    • ‘In recent years the Indian police have opened fire on unarmed people, mostly Dalit and Adivasi.’
    • ‘Still to come here, a sheriff's deputy shot and killed an unarmed man in Georgia more than two months ago.’
    • ‘Armed officers, alongside unarmed colleagues, carried out a search of the nearby area and the woman was found.’
    • ‘It would be more efficient if the central government just admitted that it was wrong to fire on unarmed civilians and put the matter to rest.’
    • ‘Another veteran, a medic with the unit, recalled 150 unarmed civilians murdered in a single month.’
    • ‘They picked an unarmed civilian because that's always been their favorite target.’
    • ‘I was sitting in bed, unarmed and helpless staring at a shadow that was going to kill me.’
    • ‘Except that in this nightmare, it's unarmed boatpeople who will face the mighty guns of a far superior adversary.’
    • ‘A pair of unarmed soldiers were found safe and in good condition early Tuesday after an overnight adventure.’
    • ‘Plus, for all his faults, Cooper never killed an unarmed human being.’
    • ‘Soldiers wearing flak jackets and armed with automatic weapons replaced unarmed police at checkpoints in Suva.’
    • ‘I can only think that they would have been even more so for unarmed civilians in unarmored cars.’
    • ‘U.S. soldiers have opened fire on crowds of unarmed protestors killing scores of people.’
    • ‘This video shows an unarmed, restrained, female protestor on the ground being tasered.’
    • ‘Also the U.S. military is probing a killing of an unarmed insurgent by Marines.’
    • ‘As will have been seen from the above, the Crown's case was that here there was the deliberate stabbing of an unarmed and defenceless woman.’
    defenceless, without arms, without weapons, weaponless, open to attack, wide open, open
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