Definition of Misalliance

1. Noun. An unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage).

Generic synonyms: Marriage, Matrimony, Spousal Relationship, Union, Wedlock
Specialized synonyms: Mesalliance
Derivative terms: Misally

Definition of Misalliance

1. n. A marriage with a person of inferior rank or social station; an improper alliance; a mesalliance.

Definition of Misalliance

1. Noun. An unsuitable alliance, especially an unsuitable marriage ¹

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Definition of Misalliance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misalliance

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misaiming
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misalliance (current term)
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misallotted

Literary usage of Misalliance

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1. Bernard Shaw, the Man and the Mask by Richard Burton, Bernard Shaw (1916)
"misalliance In the contention that Shaw's plays are not plays at all (meaning that some of them lack the familiar play physiognomy), this one-act piece ..."

2. Birth and Education by Marie Sofie Schwartz, Marie Adelaide (Brown) Shipley (1871)
"... her to have made a misalliance. My tenderness would have died out. I therefore acted right when I fled, rather than give way to my violent desires; ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1888)
"A misalliance WITH A PHYSICIAN.—American physicians will read with some interest and curiosity the following account of a matrimonial "misalliance" as given ..."

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