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mismatch

[mis-mach; for 2 also mis-mach] /mɪsˈmætʃ; for 2 also ˈmɪsˌmætʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to match badly or unsuitably.
noun
2.
a bad or unsatisfactory match.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; mis-1 + match2
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  • The marriage was a disaster, with the couple hopelessly mismatched.
British Dictionary definitions for mismatched

mismatch

/ˌmɪsˈmætʃ/
verb
1.
to match badly, esp in marriage
noun
2.
a bad or inappropriate match
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Word Origin and History for mismatched

mismatch

v.

1590s, from mis- (1) + match (v.). Related: Mismatched; mismatching.

n.

c.1600, from mis- (1) + match (n.2).

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