misalliance

[ mis-uh-lahy-uh ns ]
/ ˌmɪs əˈlaɪ əns /
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noun

an improper or incompatible association, especially in marriage; mésalliance.

Nearby words

  1. misaddress,
  2. misadventure,
  3. misadvise,
  4. misaligned,
  5. misalignment,
  6. misallocate,
  7. misally,
  8. misandry,
  9. misanthrope,
  10. misanthropic

Origin of misalliance

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

Can be confusedmésalliance misalliance

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British Dictionary definitions for misalliance

misalliance

/ (ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns) /

noun

an unsuitable alliance or marriage
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