unmarriageable

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Adjective[edit]

unmarriageable (comparative more unmarriageable, superlative most unmarriageable)

  1. Not marriageable, unsuitable for marriage.
  2. That cannot be reconciled, inconsistent.
    • 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Method of Nature,
      A link was wanting between two craving parts of nature, and he was hurled into being as the bridge over that yawning need, the mediator betwixt two else unmarriageable facts.
    • 1902, George Saintsbury, Matthew Arnold, 2005 Gutenberg edition,
      [] which is a very curious cross between two things that at first sight may seem unmarriageable, the Wordsworthian enthusiasm and the Byronic despair.