from The Century Dictionary.
- Not fit to be married; too young for marriage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Not
marriageable, unsuitablefor marriage.
- adjective That cannot be
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If a woman is young and single and diagnosed with breast cancer, all of a sudden she may be classified as unmarriageable for she is now defective and imperfect.
Were Jewish women allowed into the full ranks of Jewish community leadership only if they were 'unmarriageable' or long past childbearing age?
In some cultures a woman who has not had this operation is considered "unmarriageable".
Hemant had argued that Vandana's false allegation had rendered him "unmarriageable" and sullied his prestige.
They are unable to forge friendships with children their own age, boys are forced into physical labor for employment on farms or in factories, and girls are considered unmarriageable.
"Even if disclosure doesn't render you unmarriageable, tricky questions linger," Lieber writes.
Even at the time it was widely commented that the pressure to dispose of unmarriageable young women filled convents with the victims of "forced vocations".
The translation of “too masculine” for many men is “unmarriageable.”
The fact that the stigma of Guantanamo made him unmarriageable was apparently a major factor in his decline.
In later life, her "flaw" made her unmarriageable.