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misalliance

[ mis-uh-lahy-uhns ]

noun

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


misalliance

/ ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns /

noun

  1. an unsuitable alliance or marriage


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Word History and Origins

Origin of misalliance1

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

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Example Sentences

Were it not for his stupendous wealth, the story of which is very well authenticated, it would have been a dreadful misalliance.

However, Time and the progress of modern enlightenment put things right; and the misalliance passed muster very well.

The marriage had been a misalliance, her father being one of the crew of the flagship.

I never forgot my proud birthright, and well understood the danger of a European alliance—or misalliance.

He saw plainly enough,” whined her ladyship, “that it could not be—that it would have been a complete misalliance.

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