Definition of unwed in English:

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unwed

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈwed/
(also unwedded)

adjective

Not married: an unwed teenage mother
More example sentences
  • A sometime documentary filmmaker, she traveled to the once-thriving industrial town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in order to chronicle the lives of a generation of teenage unwed mothers.
  • Yet many questions have never been publicly aired: What would have happened to those children of unwed teenage mothers if they hadn't been adopted?
  • Utah has the nation's highest birth rate, but the lowest incidence of unwed teenage mothers.

Derivatives

unweddedness

noun
Example sentences
  • Also, I'm not LDS; I'm some weird offshoot of Christianity with a much higher rate of unweddedness at 25.
  • All that's certain is that real women, in droves, are investing themselves in the prolonged unweddedness of these unwed heroines.
  • The rest of my day is incidental, because I've spent the time since meditating over what he said, trying to justify my unweddedness and, in case I failed to do so, plotting the entrapment into wedlock of the nearest passing female.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·wed

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