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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“Misalliance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misalliance?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=misall01. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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