noun Etymology: Greek misein to hate + English -gamy Date: circa 1656 a hatred of marriage • misogamist noun

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  • Misogamy — Mi*sog a*my, n. [Cf. F. misogamie.] Hatred of marriage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misogamy — (n.) hatred of marriage, 1650s, from Mod.L. misogamia, from Gk. misogamos hating marriage; see MISO (Cf. miso ) + GAMY (Cf. gamy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misogamy — [mi säg′ə mē] n. [ MISO + GAMY] hatred of marriage misogamist n …   English World dictionary

  • misogamy — noun Hatred of or opposition to marriage The gentleman believed in misogamy because his first two marriages had failed …   Wiktionary

  • misogamy — misogamic /mis euh gam ik, muy seuh /, adj. misogamist, n. /mi sog euh mee, muy /, n. hatred of marriage. [1650 60; MISO + GAMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • misogamy — Aversion to marriage. [G. miseo, to hate, + gamos, marriage] * * * mi·sog·a·my (mĭ sogґə me) [miso + Gr. gamos marriage] hatred of or aversion to marriage …   Medical dictionary

  • misogamy — n. hatred of marriage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misogamy — [mɪ sɒgəmi, mʌɪ ] noun rare hatred of marriage. Derivatives misogamist noun Origin C17: from Gk misos hatred + gamos marriage …   English new terms dictionary

  • misogamy — mi·sog·a·my …   English syllables

  • misogamy — mi•sog•a•my [[t]mɪˈsɒg ə mi, maɪ [/t]] n. hatred of marriage • Etymology: 1650–60 mis•o•gam•ic ˌmɪs əˈgæm ɪk, ˌmaɪ sə adj. mi•sog′a•mist, n …   From formal English to slang

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