misalliance

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

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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