unmarried

adjective

un·​mar·​ried ˌən-ˈmer-ēd How to pronounce unmarried (audio)
-ˈma-rēd
: not married:
a
: not now or previously married
b
: being divorced or widowed
unmarried noun

Examples of unmarried in a Sentence

an unmarried couple who are living together a girl who swore she'd remain unmarried for her whole life
Recent Examples on the Web There's also been a recent rise in the share of unmarried couples buying homes. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 16 May 2024 The majority of her patients were educated, unmarried governesses whose health had broken down under the strain of long hours of work and negligible pay. Melissa Pritchard, The Conversation, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unmarried 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmarried was in the 15th century

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“Unmarried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmarried. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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unmarried

adjective
un·​mar·​ried ˌən-ˈmar-ēd How to pronounce unmarried (audio)
: not married:
a
: not now or previously married
b
: being divorced or widowed

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