misalliance


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mis·al·li·ance

 (mĭs′ə-lī′əns)
n.
1. An unsuitable alliance, especially in marriage.
2. A mésalliance.

misalliance

(ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns)
n
(Sociology) an unsuitable alliance or marriage

mis•al•li•ance

(ˌmɪs əˈlaɪ əns)

n.
1. an incompatible association, esp. in marriage.
[1730–40; modeled on French mésalliance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock, union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
mesalliance - a marriage with a person of inferior social status
Translations

misalliance

[ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns] Ncasamiento m inconveniente

misalliance

nMesalliance f
References in classic literature ?
Sir Giles Wapshot's family were insulted that one of the Wapshot girls had not the preference in the marriage, and the remaining baronets of the county were indignant at their comrade's misalliance.
There is, I believe, not a case on record of a misalliance among the women.
My lady's second sister (don't be alarmed; we are not going very deep into family matters this time)--my lady's second sister, I say, had a disappointment in love; and taking a husband afterwards, on the neck or nothing principle, made what they call a misalliance.
There is a misalliance here between critical method and poems and, I would add, between critic and poets.
The product of such journalism cannot be but tainted, as such a misalliance can only be the loss of media objectivity and credibility.
She liberated herself from a mind- and body-numbing misalliance and has set off to pursue her natural instincts and perhaps her naturally unruly side.
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Misalliance (1909) is "unlike anything Shaw has attempted before: The garden, with which much interaction occurs, is outside and seen through the enormous glass pavilion, and books and libraries form a major portion of the conversations, especially discussions involving the host, John Tarleton" (87).
Overall, relative knowledge of the market is limited, in some instances inaccurate and in too many instances there is a misalliance between supply and demand.
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