Definition of unmarried in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈmerēd/


Not married; single.
Example sentences
  • The others were two married corporals, a single corporal and two unmarried lance-corporals.
  • Illegitimacy was no longer stigmatized and unmarried mothers were given all the rights of married women.
  • There is an irony in comparing how the law is moving in relation to married and unmarried couples on this issue.
single, unwed, unwedded;
spinster, bachelor;
unattached, available, eligible, free

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Syllabification: un·mar·ried

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