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misalliance

[ mis-uh-lahy-uhns ]
/ ˌmɪs əˈlaɪ əns /
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noun
an improper or incompatible association, especially in marriage; mésalliance.
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Origin of misalliance

1730–40; mis-1 + alliance, modeled on French mésalliance

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misalliance

mésalliance, misalliance
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British Dictionary definitions for misalliance

misalliance
/ (ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns) /

noun
an unsuitable alliance or marriage
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