unwed


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un·wed

 (ŭn-wĕd′)
adj.
Not married.

unwed

(ʌnˈwɛd) or

unwedded

adj
old-fashioned another word for unmarried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwed - of someone who has not been marriedunwed - of someone who has not been married; "unwed mother"
unmarried, single - not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?"

unwed

adjective
Translations

unwed

(o.f.) [ʌnˈwed] ADJsoltero

unwed

adjunverheiratet, unvermählt (geh)
References in classic literature ?
His daughter shall wear a crown on her head; Her daughter shall die unwooed, unwed.
For neither warlike Menelaus nor any other of men on earth would have prevailed in suit for Helen, if fleet Achilles had found her unwed.
Or like her (Coronis) who lived by the holy Twin Hills in the plain of Dotium over against Amyrus rich in grapes, and washed her feet in the Boebian lake, a maid unwed.
Paris," said he, "evil-hearted Paris, fair to see, but woman-mad, and false of tongue, would that you had never been born, or that you had died unwed.
the maid, unwed and dead ere the young man knew her?
Percentage of babies born in 1985 to unwed parents The figures show 65,536 births were recorded in 2015, with 33,480 boys and 32,056 girls 1,199 births to mothers born that year.
com)-- Adoption activist and author Karen-Wilson Buterbaugh, Director of the Baby Scoop Era Research Initiative, documents the darkest corners of infant adoption in her new book "The Baby Scoop Era: Unwed Mothers, Infant Adoption and Forced Surrender.
In 1960, 5 percent of children were born to unwed mothers.
the unwed fathers cases were not handpicked for their sympathetic
Embroidering the Scarlet A: Unwed Mothers and Illegitimate Children in American Fiction and Film.
This book addresses a clear need head-on--the growing number of unwed parents.
It is Indian custom not to cremate unwed girls, and many poor people cannot afford cremation.