• (RP) IPA: /ʌnˈjuːzd/, /ʌnˈjuːst/
  • (GA) IPA: /ʌnˈjuzd/, /ʌnˈjust/


  1. (not comparable) Not used.
    I have two unused vouchers for a free meal.
    Synonyms: mint, new, pristine, virgin
    Antonyms: used, old, preloved, pre-owned, secondhand
  2. Not accustomed (to), unfamiliar with.
    I am unused to the dark nights of the countryside.
    • 1985, John Irving, The Cider House Rules: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: William Morrow and Company, ISBN 978-0-688-03036-0; republished as The Cider House Rules, London: Black Swan, 1986, ISBN 978-0-552-99204-6, page 237:
      Oh shut up, Wally, Candy was thinking, although she understood why he couldn't stop babbling. He was unused to an environment he couldn't instantly brighten; he was unused to a place so despairing that it insisted on silence. He was unused to absorbing a shock, to simply taking it in. Wally's talk-a-mile style was a good-hearted effort; he believed in improving the world – he had to fix everything, to make everything better.
    Synonyms: unacquainted (with), unfamiliar with
    Antonyms: acquainted (with), familiar (with)
  • French: inutilisé
  • German: unbenutzt, ungebraucht
  • Portuguese: não usado/utilizado
  • Russian: неиспо́льзованный
  • Spanish: no usado/utilizado, sin usar/utilizar, sin uso
  • French: inaccoutumé
  • German: nicht gewöhnt
  • Portuguese: desacostumado
  • Russian: непривы́кший

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