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misogamy

[mi-sog-uh-mee, mahy-]
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noun
  1. hatred of marriage.
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Origin of misogamy

First recorded in 1650–60; miso- + -gamy
Related formsmis·o·gam·ic [mis-uh-gam-ik, mahy-suh-] /ˌmɪs əˈgæm ɪk, ˌmaɪ sə-/, adjectivemi·sog·a·mist, noun
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Examples from the Web for misogamist

Historical Examples

  • The misogamist type of woman cannot fail to prove as futile as the misogamist man.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • Clearly the Buddha was originally a misogynist as well as a misogamist, and wished his followers to be misogynists also.

  • Our misogamist will not appeal to Anacreon or Sappho for a confirmation of his view, but to the universal experience of mankind.


British Dictionary definitions for misogamist

misogamy

noun
  1. hatred of marriage
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Derived Formsmisogamist, noun
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Word Origin and History for misogamist

n.

"a marriage-hater," 1706, from misogamy + -ist.

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misogamy

n.

"hatred of marriage," 1650s, from Modern Latin misogamia, from Greek misogamos "hating marriage;" see miso- + -gamy.

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misogamist in Medicine

misogamy

(mĭ-sŏgə-mē)
n.
  1. Hatred of marriage.
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Related formsmis′o•gamic (mĭs′ə-gămĭk) adj.mi•soga•mist n.
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