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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.
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.
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.
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.