Unmarried vs Abstinent - What's the difference?

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Unmarried is a related term of abstinent.


As nouns the difference between unmarried and abstinent

is that unmarried is an unmarried person while abstinent is (usually|capitalized|religion|historical) one of a sect who appeared in france and spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.

As an adjective unmarried

is having no husband or wife.

unmarried

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having no husband or wife.
  • Antonyms

    * married

    Synonyms

    * single * unhitched

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An unmarried person.
  • abstinent

    English

    Etymology 1

    * First attested in the late 14th century. From (etyl), from (etyl) abstinent, from (etyl) . * See abstain

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) abstinent (adjective form).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who abstains; a faster.
  • (usually, capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.
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