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mis·al·li·ance

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

(ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns)
n
(Sociology) an unsuitable alliance or marriage
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mis•al•li•ance

(ˌmɪs əˈlaɪ əns)

n.
1. an incompatible association, esp. in marriage.
[1730–40; modeled on French mésalliance]
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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
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Translations

misalliance

[ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns] Ncasamiento m inconveniente
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misalliance

nMesalliance f
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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. Never mind the commoners, whom we will leave to grumble anonymously.
There is, I believe, not a case on record of a misalliance among the women."
Would either be happy in such a horrible misalliance?
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 was terrible work in the family when the Honourable Caroline insisted on marrying plain Mr.
Carnival misalliances and disciplinarian actions, roles, and speech styles between adults and children were reversed in playful role playing.
It is Honor Klein, one of Murdoch's darkest and most mysterious creations, who brings aspects of the Gothic and primal to what might otherwise be merely a skillfully depicted sexual roundelay of adulterous misalliances. A demonic presence, she keeps an ominous ritual Japanese sword on hand for easy access and compares herself symbolically to the severed head that primitive cultures utilize as a totem of their fears and desires.
That taboo could be theological and involve the marriage of monks and nuns, or refer to social misalliances as when commoners and princes (or princesses) wed.
Much has been said about authors such as Maupassant, while little mention is made of the pitiful misalliances of certain French filmmakers who produced films in 1930, the centenary of colonisation in Algeria.
Therapuetic misalliances. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 4(7), 7-105.
Naihetian insists on the universality of misalliances and casts Que, a chou (clown), as the romantic hero.
Olive has a complicated plot involving sexual misalliances, ominous secrets, and brutal murder and is heavily laden with tropes of impurity, deformity, degeneracy, and monstrosity -- which Salih sees as reinforcing "the dominant order" (111) of racist injunctions against racial mixing.
Furthermore, "selective memory requires public enactments of forgetting, either to blur the obvious discontinuities, misalliances, and ruptures or, more desperately, to exaggerate them in order to mystify a previous Golden Age, now lapsed" (3).