betrothed
[ bih-trohthd ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; from betreuthe: from be- (expressing transitivity) + truth. The change in the second syllable was due to association with troth, indicating loyalty or pledged faithfulness.
Synonyms
  • affianced committed intended
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
engaged to be married
Example
A) She is betrothed to her high school sweetheart and honestly couldn't be happier. B) Isabella does not want to be betrothed to a man she has not met yet.
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