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synonyms for nun

  • sister
  • abbess
  • anchorite
  • postulant
  • prioress
  • vestal
  • canoness
  • mother superior
  • religious woman

antonyms for nun

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  • monk
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She fills the abbey’s coffers by managing its land more intelligently, ensuring that neither her nuns nor the inhabitants of the abbey’s satellite communities go hungry.
WHY NUN STORIES ARE ABOUT TO BECOME YOUR NEXT POP-CULTURE OBSESSIONSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 2, 2021TIME
The nearby monastery has a list of rules by which the nuns live, including a dedication to silence and prayer.
NONTRADITIONAL LODGING FILLS A NEED FOR PANDEMIC TRAVELERSCHRISTOPHER ELLIOTTSEPTEMBER 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Friars and nuns “saw an opportunity to cook sugars at a controlled temperature over an open fire, and that’s how it started.”
LEARN TO MAKE CAJETA, A MEXICAN CONFECTION WITH MULTILAYERED SWEETNESS AND HISTORYADRIANA VELEZAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Legend has it that in the 17th century, the nuns in the Santa Monica Convent in Old Goa came up with, in millennial-speak, a zero-waste idea.
HOW I TRIED (AND FAILED) AND TRIED AGAIN TO MASTER THE GOAN BEBINCA CAKEJOANNA LOBOAPRIL 1, 2021EATER
At autopsy, researchers discovered that some fraction of these nuns had Alzheimer’s disease, but nobody knew it when they were alive.
YOUR BRAIN MAKES YOU A DIFFERENT PERSON EVERY DAY - ISSUE 91: THE AMAZING BRAINSTEVE PAULSONOCTOBER 14, 2020NAUTILUS
Looking through this hole, the king perceived an old man weeping, a man in mourning garb singing, and a nun or widow dancing.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Then through a hole in the door I saw an old man crying, a dancing nun, and a man in mourning singing.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Beauty was still hers, and the dress of grayish hue, nun-like in its simplicity, seemed more than royal robe.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Nerto becomes a nun, but Don Rodrigue, with a band of ribald followers, succeeds in carrying her off with all the other nuns.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Are you of those who think a husband should come to them as one whose youth has been the youth of cloistered nun?
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NUN

  • celibate
  • monk
  • nun
  • religious
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