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Dislike of or aversion to marriage.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Moll's misogamy provides a powerful alternative to the veneration of marriage and procreation that informs the epithalamic ending.’
- ‘Why can't you just get over your misogamy and marry Alex?’
- ‘You never practice misogamy in front of a groom!’
Mid 17th century: from Greek misos ‘hatred’ + gamos ‘marriage’.
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