Antonyms for nuptial

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nuhp-shuh l, -chuh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnʌp ʃəl, -tʃəl

Definition of nuptial

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French nuptial, or directly from Latin nuptialis "pertaining to marriage," from nuptiae "wedding," from nupta, fem. past participle of nubere "to marry, wed, take as a husband," related to Greek nymphe "bride," from PIE *sneubh- "to marry, wed" (cf. Old Church Slavonic snubiti "to love, woo," Czech snoubiti "to seek in marriage," Slovak zasnubit "to betroth"). Related: Nuptially.
  • adj concerning marriage
Example sentences :
  • Other nuptial carriages are said to have gone the same road, before and since.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • The choice of the bride and the nuptial ceremonies are most rudimentary.
  • Extract from : « The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ » by Nicolas Notovitch
  • Extravagance is to be regarded as vulgarity and ignorance of nuptial proprieties.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • And Gervasio came down to pronounce the nuptial blessing over us.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Benedick, in astonishment at what he heard, said, "This looks not like a nuptial."
  • Extract from : « Tales from Shakespeare » by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • By his nuptial contract he was bound to take his bride with him to Pesaro.
  • Extract from : « Lucretia Borgia » by Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • They had been married by Father Farmer with a nuptial high mass.
  • Extract from : « The Loyalist » by James Francis Barrett
  • The transfer was soon completed, and the burden deposited on the nuptial bed.
  • Extract from : « Captain Canot » by Brantz Mayer
  • That is some satire keen and critical, Not sorting with a nuptial ceremony.
  • Extract from : « A Life of William Shakespeare » by Sidney Lee
  • There is not a woman in all the world but would prefer death to such a nuptial.
  • Extract from : « The Short-story » by William Patterson Atkinson

Synonyms for nuptial

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