Definition of Childless

1. Adjective. Without offspring. "In some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"

Similar to: Unfruitful
Derivative terms: Childlessness



Definition of Childless

1. Adjective. Not having any children. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Childless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Childless

childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms
childhood muscular dystrophy
childhood schizophrenia
childhood tuberculosis
childhood type tuberculosis
childhoodless
childhoodlike
childhoods
childie
childing
childish
childishly
childishness
childishnesses
childism
childless (current term)
childlessly
childlessness
childlessnesses
childlier
childliest
childlike
childlikeness
childlikenesses
childliness
childlovers
childly
childmind

Literary usage of Childless

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1. Herself: Talks with Women Concerning Themselves by Edith Belle Lowry (1911)
"childless homes are not the happy homes, anyhow! Their occupants usually are dissatisfied; the women are nervous, irritable and unhappy; the men are seeking ..."

2. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"The clause in question gave one third of the residuary estate to his son John Purdy, with a proviso that if the son died childless, his third part should go ..."

3. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1839)
"Being childless. But, by this means, I am left without an heir. Well, suppose that: thou hast no heir, and I have no inheritance ; and there are many kings ..."

4. Germany by OECD Staff (2005)
"The tax wedge for childless singles and married couples with two children, 1979-2003 Income tax plus employee and employer contributions less family ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"... mostly find a place is in the home of a long-married or childless couple. How does the wife tolerate the presence of the concubine ? ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Perpetuity: Or, Remoteness in Limitations by William David Lewis (1843)
"... that it applies only to the case of a testator, childless at the date of his will, and not, to that of one who has then any issue. ..."

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