Antonyms for nubile

Grammar : Adj
Spell : noo-bil, -bahyl, nyoo-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-

Definition of nubile

Origin :
  • 1640s, "marriageable" (said of a woman), from French nubile (16c.) or directly from Latin nubilis "marriageable," from stem of nubere "take as husband" (see nuptial). In sense of "young and sexually attractive" from 1973. Related: Nubility.
  • As in bridal : adj concerning marriage
  • As in full-grown/full-fledged : adj developed, ripe, ready
Example sentences :
  • I got a picture of a nubile waif, too freakish to fit where she'd been raised.
  • Extract from : « Vigorish » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • All women of that category are Nupa, or nubile, as far as this man goes.
  • Extract from : « Social Origins and Primal Law » by Andrew Lang
  • Every nubile maid (koshimoto) in the yashiki was a candidate for concubinage.
  • Extract from : « The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari » by James S. De Benneville
  • Such was the ideal of wifely purity in an isle where nubile virgins went naked as in paradise.
  • Extract from : « In the South Seas » by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • But shall we find in France a country where the proportion of births to the number of nubile women is greater than in our own?
  • Extract from : « The Education of American Girls » by Anna Callender Brackett
  • Scatter flowers, or other missile oblations, profusely, you nubile virgins.
  • Extract from : « Barren Honour: A Novel » by George A. Lawrence
  • I am barely of nubile age, and yet I was not half so old on the day I saw you for the first time.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Manners » by Pierre Louys
  • She couldn't have been more than eighteen and her figure was nubile in its firm flesh and flowing contours.
  • Extract from : « Painted Veils » by James Huneker
  • She demands flatly the Sisyphus take along at least fifty "nubile females in order to restock the world after its reconquest."
  • Extract from : « Greener Than You Think » by Ward Moore
  • The girl's pure face was the picture of nubile candor, and her eyes met fairly the shock of the other's quick glance.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker

Synonyms for nubile

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