misalliance

noun
mis·​al·​li·​ance | \ ˌmi-sə-ˈlī-ən(t)s How to pronounce misalliance (audio) \

Definition of misalliance

1 : an improper alliance
b : a marriage between persons unsuited to each other

First Known Use of misalliance

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for misalliance

modification of French mésalliance

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