Meaning of “divorced” in the English Dictionary

"divorced" in British English

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divorcedadjective

uk /dɪˈvɔːst/ us /dɪˈvɔːrst/

divorced adjective (PEOPLE)

B1 married in the past but not now married:

She's divorced.
They got divorced after only six months of marriage.

More examples

  • His second marriage was annulled because he never divorced his first wife.
  • Please state whether you are single, cohabiting, married, separated, divorced or widowed.
  • There is no longer any stigma to being divorced.
  • King Edward VIII abdicated so that he could marry Mrs Simpson, a divorced woman.
  • They got divorced in 1992 after a tempestuous marriage.

(Definition of “divorced” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)