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Mésalliance

Definition: marriage with a person of a lower social position or class

Pronunciation: mes-a-LI-ans

Origin:

Dating back to the 1782, mésalliance comes to us from the French pejorative prefix mes, meaning bad or wrong, and the known noun- alliance.

Why this word?

Although I’m sure that social classes and social positions still make a difference when choosing one’s spouse in some places around the globe (or even with the family next door), I would like to believe that in most cases, love and compatibility are the features setting the tone.

Mésalliance is a great word to describe any sort of a long term commitment which is, well, not great, like watching 3000 episodes of Days of Our Lives. That’s mésalliance on too many viewers’ behalf.

How to use the word mésalliance in a sentence?

Simply each time you’d like to refer to a poor engagement of two people, a person and a TV show, or even a disturbing relationship between a cat and a hamster…

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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