- suitable or attractive for marriage: The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
- of an age suitable for marriage: a marriageable daughter.
Origin of marriageable
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Examples from the Web for unmarriageable
Meanwhile, a surplus of unmarriageable young men can be seriously destabilizing.The Right’s ‘Gendercide’ Crusade to Limit Women’s Autonomy
May 31, 2012
Catherine is not unmarriageable, but she is absolutely unattractive.Washington Square
For similar reasons many women, unmarriageable through physical defects, seem to have been placed in nunneries.Life on a Mediaeval Barony
William Stearns Davis
We extend to Mr. P. our sincere sympathy in the greatest calamity that can befall an unmarriageable man.The Fiend's Delight
She is the tallest woman in the room except Lady Delmour's two yards of unmarriageable maypole.Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3)
- (esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
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Word Origin and History for unmarriageable
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