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noun as in barrenness

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In fact, society would benefit strongly if more people felt that childlessness was a legitimate life option.

It was this close connection to childlessness, he says, that allowed him to connect deeply to the role.

This reference to Napoleon's childlessness and the dependence of his system on his single life is clear enough.

After eight years of childlessness the king became in October the father of a son.

And so while they pitied her childlessness, the women of Polotzk regarded her misfortune as perhaps no more than a due punishment.

The husband admired Bertha's elegance, lamenting her childlessness in secret, almost as though it were a crime of high treason.

Another, though happily married, is doomed to childlessness, and nurses his wealth for a stranger to inherit.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to childlessness, such as: fruitlessness, impotence, infertility, unproductiveness, infecundity, and unfruitfulness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.