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He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.
Florence King

Meaning of "spinsterhood" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPINSTERHOOD

spinsterhood  [ˈspɪnstəhʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPINSTERHOOD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spinsterhood is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPINSTERHOOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Spinsterhood

The Spinsterhood is a fictional order of extraterrestrial female warriors appearing in comic books published by American publisher, Marvel Comics. The group was first introduced in Silver Surfer Vol. 3, #80.

Definition of spinsterhood in the English dictionary

The definition of spinsterhood in the dictionary is the fact of being an unmarried woman. Other definition of spinsterhood is unmarried women.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPINSTERHOOD


adulthood
ˈædʌltˌhʊd
bachelorhood
ˈbætʃələhʊd
beggarhood
ˈbɛɡəhʊd
boyhood
ˈbɔɪhʊd
brotherhood
ˈbrʌðəˌhʊd
childhood
ˈtʃaɪldhʊd
daughterhood
ˈdɔːtəhʊd
fatherhood
ˈfɑːðəˌhʊd
hood
hʊd
likelihood
ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd
livelihood
ˈlaɪvlɪˌhʊd
manhood
ˈmænhʊd
masterhood
ˈmɑːstəhʊd
motherhood
ˈmʌðəˌhʊd
neighborhood
ˈneɪbəˌhʊd
neighbourhood
ˈneɪbəˌhʊd
parenthood
ˈpɛərənthʊd
priesthood
ˈpriːstˌhʊd
sisterhood
ˈsɪstəˌhʊd
squirehood
ˈskwaɪəhʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPINSTERHOOD

spinosely
spinosity
spinous
spinous process
spinout
Spinoza
Spinozism
Spinozist
spinster
spinsterdom
spinsterial
spinsterian
spinsterish
spinsterly
spinstership
spintext
spinthariscope
spinto
spinula
spinulate

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPINSTERHOOD

falsehood
flapperhood
godhood
knighthood
lens hood
maximum likelihood
nationhood
personhood
prophethood
sainthood
selfhood
servanthood
singlehood
surrogate motherhood
toddlerhood
traitorhood
victimhood
waiterhood
widowerhood
womanhood

Synonyms and antonyms of spinsterhood in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spinsterhood» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPINSTERHOOD

Find out the translation of spinsterhood to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spinsterhood from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spinsterhood» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

未婚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

soltería
570 millions of speakers

English

spinsterhood
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

spinsterhood
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العنوسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

spinsterhood
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

spinsterhood
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আইবুড়ো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

célibat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spinsterhood
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ehelosigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

未婚の状態
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

spinsterhood
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spinsterhood
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

spinsterhood
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மணமாகாமல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पिनस्टरटाउन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

evde kalmışlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nubilato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spinsterhood
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

spinsterhood
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

celibat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγαμία γυναικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spinsterhood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spinsterhood
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spinsterhood
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spinsterhood

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPINSTERHOOD»

The term «spinsterhood» is normally little used and occupies the 127.618 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPINSTERHOOD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spinsterhood

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QUOTES WITH «SPINSTERHOOD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spinsterhood.
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Florence King
He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPINSTERHOOD»

Discover the use of spinsterhood in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spinsterhood and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, ...
If you have ever wondered, How am I aupposed to survive this? This is How.
Augusten Burroughs, 2012
2
Declaring Spinsterhood
Tired of the dating scene and being nagged by her mother about getting married, Emma Bailey decides she will never marry, but her resolve to remain single hits a snag when she realizes that she's falling in love with her best friend Brian.
Jamie Lynn Braziel, 2011
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In a Closet Hidden: The Life and Work of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Their spinsterhood took on an ominous cast, their celibacy no longer evidence of pure Christian love, but now suggestive of physical, emotional and intellectual degeneracy. In the post-Civil War period, physicians, biologists, and psychologists ...
Leah Blatt Glasser, 1996
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Women and Freedom in Early America
Hannah Griffitts asserted that spinsterhood was "liberty" and that as a spinster she only loved men as well as any woman "ought." This might suggest that Griffitts was reminding Sophronia that women, like men, should love God above all ...
Larry D. Eldridge, 1997
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The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality, 1880-1930
Spinsterhood. and. Celibacy. Spinsters provided the backbone of the feminist movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Rosemary Auchmu- ty, in her unpublished doctoral thesis 'Victorian Spinsters', points out that most of  ...
Sheila Jeffreys, 1997
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Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and ...
4. Becoming. a. Sworn. Spinster. Another marriage-resistance practice in the delayed transfer marriage area was sworn spinsterhood. Sworn spinsterhood was not simply a status ascribed to women who remained unmarried, but one achieved ...
Janice Stockard, 1992
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Court of Appeals 1890 Vol. 30: 2nd Division
\Vhen such joint spinsterhood of the last two spinsters should be broken this estate was to cease. It is evident thatif one of the daughters married and her spinsterhood ceased, that the joint spinsterhood of the other two would still remain ...
Court of Appeals, 1887
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Que(e)rying Religion: A Critical Anthology
8. Warrior. Virgins. and. Boston. Marriages: Spinsterhood. in. History. and. Culture. MICAELA. DI. LEONARDO. Olwen Hufton, in her keynote address to the 1982 Meetings of the Social Science History Association, contended that women's ...
Gary David Comstock, Susan E. Henking, 1997
9
Barbara Pym: Writing a Life
Critics note that although spinsterhood has its problems, the troubles associated with romantic love frequently lead Pym's characters to prefer spinsterhood. An interesting treatment of the subject of spinsterhood in the novels is Doan's "Pym's  ...
Orphia Jane Allen, 1994
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Jane Austen Among Women
CHAPTER. 5. Assuming. Spinsterhood. ON December 3, 1802, Jane Austen rejected a proposal of marriage from Harris Bigg-Wither. Rather, she said yes on December 2, reportedly spent a sleepless night, and retracted her consent ...
Deborah Kaplan, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPINSTERHOOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spinsterhood is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clara Jane Hendrickson | Spinsterhood vs. sisterhood
It is a book that tells the story of a privileged woman who has awakened to the rewards of spinsterhood while further marginalizing the narratives of many women ... «The Daily Pennsylvanian, Jul 15»
2
Spinsterhood Gets a Modern Makeover
For Bolick, spinster-hood is a choice, not an inevitability. Nor does it start to loom until one actually becomes an adult, which she claims is not until you're 40. «Daily Beast, May 15»
3
Rebranding the spinsterhood
Those images of spinsterhood continued to haunt me for years and prompted a frenetic search for a partner. After all, I'd been a serial monogamist in my late ... «Irish Independent, May 15»
4
How 'hipster spinsters' are redefining single life
Her remedy is to give spinsterhood a radical facelift as a desirable, even enviable state. It is a battle cry that is already being taken up on both sides of the ... «The Australian Financial Review, Apr 15»
5
Put a ring on it? I'd rather have fun as a spinster
Her remedy is to give spinsterhood a radical facelift – as a desirable, even enviable state. It is a battlecry that is already being taken up on both sides of the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
6
Rising Saudi 'spinsterhood' sparks alarm
(ANSAmed) ROME - Though it may seem a somewhat derogatory joke, in Saudi Arabia the number of unmarried women over age 30 is a major concern to the ... «ANSAmed, Apr 15»
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Growing number of Saudi single women challenge tradition
... number of single women has alarmed clerics, who have responded by pushing for early marriage and warning of alleged evil consequences of “spinsterhood. «Saudi Gazette, Jan 15»
8
Singledom in the Kingdom! Alarm at growing rate of Saudi spinsters
For more than two decades, Saudi society has encouraged the concept of mass marriages in a bid to fight the growing rate of spinsterhood, the expert said. «Al-Bawaba, Jan 15»
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Take spinsterhood vow to adopt abandoned child, lady cop told
AGRA: Just what goes into adopting a baby in India? Sub-inspector Bhuvneshwari Chaudhary's story can be both symbolic and horrifying. READ ALSO: Less ... «Times of India, Oct 14»
10
A trio of champion women? Steady on, old girl…
Once upon a time, spinsterhood was the price paid for success and for being considered by men too clever by half. Now, increasingly, prominent women are ... «The Guardian, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spinsterhood [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spinsterhood>. Aug 2019 ».
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