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misalliance

[mis-uh-lahy-uh ns] /ˌmɪs əˈlaɪ əns/
noun
1.
an improper or incompatible association, especially in marriage; mésalliance.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; mis-1 + alliance, modeled on French mésalliance
Can be confused
mésalliance, misalliance.
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  • Pen's father-has been an apothecary and surgeon, and the honor of the family cannot brook such a misalliance.
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misalliance

/ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns/
noun
1.
an unsuitable alliance or marriage
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