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misogamy Line breaks: mis|og¦amy
Pronunciation: /mɪˈsɒɡəmi/

Definition of misogamy in English:


[mass noun] rare
Dislike of or aversion to marriage.
Example sentences
  • Why can't you just get over your misogamy and marry Alex?
  • You never practice misogamy in front of a groom!
  • The absence of a concluding discussion leaves the reader without a clear perspective on the literary treatment accorded to the themes of misogyny and misogamy from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.


Mid 17th century: from Greek misos 'hatred' + gamos 'marriage'.



Pronunciation: /mɪˈsɒɡəmɪst/
Example sentences
  • The bleeding heart misogamists hate not only marriage between man and woman, but they also loathe the supremacy of the common man over the pretense of their oligarchic condescension.
  • Ganymede frequently appears in the debate dialogues popular in the medieval period, as both a misogynist and a misogamist.
  • I should hasten to point out that I am no misogamist, however near misogamy the attitude above brings me (but it is fatherhood alone I am avoiding).

Words that rhyme with misogamy

endogamy, exogamy, heterogamy, homogamy, monogamy

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