Definition of unarmed in US English:



  • Not equipped with or carrying weapons.

    ‘he was shooting unarmed civilians’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cincinnati, Ohio, erupted after police shot an unarmed black man as he was running away.’
    • ‘Plus, for all his faults, Cooper never killed an unarmed human being.’
    • ‘I was sitting in bed, unarmed and helpless staring at a shadow that was going to kill me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In recent years the Indian police have opened fire on unarmed people, mostly Dalit and Adivasi.’
    • ‘Except that in this nightmare, it's unarmed boatpeople who will face the mighty guns of a far superior adversary.’
    • ‘Instead, the rebels claim they have focused their attacks on unarmed civilians.’
    • ‘Also the U.S. military is probing a killing of an unarmed insurgent by Marines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This video shows an unarmed, restrained, female protestor on the ground being tasered.’
    • ‘Armed officers, alongside unarmed colleagues, carried out a search of the nearby area and the woman was found.’
    • ‘A Tory poster parodied his defence policy by showing an unarmed British soldier with his hands raised in surrender.’
    • ‘They picked an unarmed civilian because that's always been their favorite target.’
    • ‘Still to come here, a sheriff's deputy shot and killed an unarmed man in Georgia more than two months ago.’
    • ‘The government has yet to explain why its troops apparently opened fire on unarmed demonstrators on Friday.’
    defenceless, without arms, without weapons, weaponless, open to attack, wide open, open
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