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synonyms for unarmed

  • helpless
  • powerless
  • exposed
  • open
  • hands tied
  • indefensible
  • like a sitting duck
  • naked
  • unguarded
  • unprotected
  • unshielded
  • vulnerable
  • weaponless
  • wide open

antonyms for unarmed

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  • able
  • strong
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How to use unarmed in a sentence

The SBU’s heavily armed SWAT team breached Klepikov’s door but kept the unarmed Americans waiting outside the apartment.
INSIDE THE FBI, RUSSIA, AND UKRAINE’S FAILED CYBERCRIME INVESTIGATIONPATRICK HOWELL O'NEILLJULY 8, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Lawmakers last year voted to take away the police department’s $23 million annual contract with the school system to hire more than 300 unarmed private security guards at schools.
UNDER D.C. MAYOR’S BUDGET, SCHOOL POLICE PROGRAM WOULD REMAIN INTACT DESPITE STRONG CALLS FOR ITS ELIMINATIONPERRY STEIN, AND PETER HERMANNJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He said he will do so by increasing the police force but will also increase unarmed personnel to deal with nonviolent disturbances and mental illness.
DENNIS KUCINICH, ONCE ONE OF THE YOUNGEST MAYORS IN THE COUNTRY, IS RUNNING TO LEAD CLEVELAND AGAIN AT 74COLBY ITKOWITZJUNE 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The mayor plans to triple the number of unarmed officers in the police bureau, from 11 to 33, to help manage reports related to mental illness and mounting homelessness while freeing up armed police for more serious calls.
ANARCHISTS AND AN INCREASE IN VIOLENT CRIME HIJACK PORTLAND’S SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTSCOTT WILSONMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The city and county government will replace their traditional police department with a civilian-led, majority unarmed Department of Community Solutions and Public Safety, which will remove armed officers from nonviolent situations.
TO PROTECT THE NEXT GEORGE FLOYD, WE MUST REMOVE THE THREAT OF POLICE VIOLENCE FROM EVERYDAY LIFEPHILLIP ATIBA GOFFAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
Two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation have said that Babbitt was unarmed.
U.S. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER CLEARED OF WRONGDOING IN FATAL SHOOTING OF ASHLI BABBITT DURING CAPITOL ATTACKKEITH L. ALEXANDER, JUSTIN JOUVENAL, SPENCER HSUAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One officer routinely carried a BB gun as insurance, knowing he could always drop it at a crime scene if he got into a jam by, say, shooting an unarmed suspect.
THE ELITE BALTIMORE COPS WHO BECAME CRIMINALSMICHAEL FLETCHERMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In their congressional testimony, they said Sund merely relayed an offer from the National Guard to dispatch a unit of unarmed troops to help with traffic control.
6 QUESTIONS OFFICIALS STILL HAVEN’T ANSWERED AFTER WEEKS OF HEARINGS ON THE CAPITOL ATTACKBY JOAQUIN SAPIEN AND JOSHUA KAPLANMARCH 11, 2021PROPUBLICA
Rohrer, who will temporarily leave his position as deputy county executive, will take over a department with low officer morale amid a series of changes that were prompted by the 2013 fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a county police officer.
EX-FAIRFAX POLICE CHIEF ROHRER STEPS IN TO TEMPORARILY LEAD DEPARTMENTANTONIO OLIVOJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Alaska had quietly denied funding for basic recruitment and equipment costs for these unarmed village officers while publicly claiming to prioritize public safety spending.
PROPUBLICA AND PARTNERS WIN TWO ONA AWARDSBY PROPUBLICAOCTOBER 8, 2020PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO UNARMED

  • caught
  • endangered
  • exposed
  • hands tied
  • helpless
  • in line of fire
  • indefensible
  • like a clay pigeon
  • like a sitting duck
  • naked
  • on the line
  • on-the-spot
  • open
  • out on limb
  • pigeon
  • poor
  • unarmed
  • unguarded
  • unprotected
  • up the creek
  • weak
  • wide open
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.