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.
Having no husband or wife.
An unmarried person.
* First attested in the late 14th century. From (etyl), from (etyl) abstinent, from (etyl) .
* See abstain
Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.
- (Beaumont and Fletcher)
From (etyl) abstinent (adjective form).
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.