Definition of unarmed in English:



  • Not equipped with or carrying weapons.

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