What is another word for childlessness?

248 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈa͡ɪldləsnəs], [ t‍ʃˈa‍ɪldləsnəs], [ tʃ_ˈaɪ_l_d_l_ə_s_n_ə_s]

Childlessness is a term used to describe the state of not having any children. However, there are several other synonyms for the word childlessness, such as barrenness, sterility, infertility, and fruitlessness. Barrenness denotes the inability of a woman or a couple to conceive a child, while sterility is the complete inability to reproduce. Infertility, on the other hand, is the inability to conceive after one year of trying. Fruitlessness is a more generalized term that describes the inability to produce something of value. All these words carry different connotations but ultimately refer to the same concept of not having children.

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What are the opposite words for childlessness?

Childlessness, the condition or state of being without children, has several antonyms, which means the opposite of childlessness. The antonyms of childlessness include fertility, parenthood, fatherhood, motherhood, offspring, and family. These words refer to the state of having children or being a parent. Fertility is the ability to conceive or produce offspring. Parenthood, fatherhood, and motherhood, refer to the state of being a parent. Offspring, on the other hand, refers to the children of someone. Family is a group of people related by blood or marriage, including parents, children, and other relatives. These antonyms signify the importance of having children and the joy and responsibilities that come with parenthood.

Usage examples for Childlessness

Glance for a minute within the room that enshrines the tomb, and you will see the walls hung with tiny toy cradles,-the votive offerings of heartsick women from whom the grace of Mama Hajiyani has lifted the curse of childlessness.
"By-Ways of Bombay"
S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
And so while they pitied her childlessness, the women of Polotzk regarded her misfortune as perhaps no more than a due punishment.
"The Promised Land"
Mary Antin
There is a strange joy even in childlessness, but it is the joy that comes from the sharing of a sorrow; but the joy which comes from sharing a joy is higher yet.
Arthur Christopher Benson

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