brideless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bride +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

brideless (not comparable)

  1. Without a bride.
    • 1829, Walter Scott, The Surgeon's Daughter
      The brideless bridegroom would permit none to interfere with his sorrow. He dug a grave for his Mora, and erected over it the rude tomb they saw...
    • 1991, Robert R Taylor, Jesus Christ: the hope of the home
      God almighty recognizes no brideless marriage...