Childlessness \Child"less*ness\, n. The state of being childless. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Childlessness — describes a person (or couple) who does not have any children. The causes of childlessness are many and it has great personal, social and political significance. Specific instances and national trends affect individuals, cultures and nations and… …   Wikipedia

  • childlessness — noun see child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • childlessness — See childless. * * * …   Universalium

  • childlessness — noun the state of being childless …   Wiktionary

  • childlessness — n. state of having no children …   English contemporary dictionary

  • childlessness — child·less·ness …   English syllables

  • childlessness — noun the condition of being without offspring • Derivationally related forms: ↑childless • Hypernyms: ↑situation, ↑state of affairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • children — Childlessness was such a disaster that the Hebrews could regard it only as a punishment from God (Gen. 20:18); but children in abundance (Ps. 127:5) were a mark of divine blessing, and, in the case of sons, the means of perpetuating the family… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Childfree — (sometimes spelled child free) also known as voluntary childlessness [1] is a form of childlessness. The term was coined in the English language late in the 20th century[2] and is used to describe people who have made a personal decision not to… …   Wikipedia

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