mismarriage

noun

mis·​mar·​riage ˌmis-ˈmer-ij How to pronounce mismarriage (audio)
-ˈma-rij
plural mismarriages
: an unsuitable marriage or union
In biographies, [Lord] Byron's mismarriage and love relations with women have monopolized attention.Jacques Barzun
This mismarriage of death and taxes will be one of the first orders of business that the Senate … is expected to take up before the end of the year.The San Jose Mercury News

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mismarriage was in 1817

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“Mismarriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mismarriage. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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