childless childless  /ˈtʃaɪld ləs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) without offspring

Usage(s):

  1. NON does not advocate that everyone be childless.
  2. But Hewlett argues that many other women did not actually choose to be childless.
  3. After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to adopt a baby boy through a state agency.

News

  1. Life happens for local dad

    Most parents can relate to the old adage, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” Just a few years ago, Patrick and Andrea Patton were childless, living in Ventura with good jobs. But something was calling them back to Paso Robles.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Paso Robles Press

  2. Former teen mom defies the odds

    AURORA- If you're a parent, you know it comes with plenty of challenges. But having children during teenage years can been even more difficult. Statistics show young teen mothers are less likely to graduate from high school than those who are childless at that age. Sonyay Carver, an Aurora resident, defied the odds.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: 9 News Denver

Quotes

  1. "She seems to be saying that an unmarried, childless woman should not be involved in decisions that affect traditional families," Sommers said. "By that standard, Susan B. Anthony would be disqualified. And how about Elizabeth I?"
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Christina Hoff Sommers Source: Washington Post

  2. "Citified college-women are more likely to be nonmarried and childless, compared with their suburban sisters, so they can and do devote themselves to their careers," said Andrew Hacker, a Queens College sociologist and the author of...
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Andrew Hacker Source: New York Times

  3. "Shakespeare's history cycle looked at the great anxiety of his age, which was who was going to replace the childless monarch, Elizabeth," said Rauch. "He chose to address that anxiety by dramatizing stories from his country's past. That felt...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Bill Rauch Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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