mismarriage

noun mis·mar·riage \ ˌmis-ˈmer-ij , -ˈma-rij \

Definition of mismarriage

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

First Known Use of mismarriage

1817

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