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tr.v. mis·mat·ed, mis·mat·ing, mis·mates
To mate or match unsuitably.
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Adj.1.mismated - not easy to combine harmoniouslymismated - not easy to combine harmoniously  
mismatched - either not matched or unsuitably matched
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He remembered the cruel bull whip that always followed each new experiment on his part that did not coincide with the desires of his master, and as he thought of von Horn a nasty gleam shot his mismated eyes.
One arm was at least twelve inches longer than its mate, which was itself long in proportion to the torso, while the legs, similarly mismated and terminating in huge, flat feet that protruded laterally, caused the thing to lurch fearfully from side to side as it lumbered toward the girl.
This romance is short, as in this case related[,] for Cora now knows she was sadly mismated and has, with the rest, the unhappy reflection of duty to half-breeds that need her protection.