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Oct 29, 2010
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Words made with combining forms

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ventriloquism
posology
onomancy
hagiolatry
misogamy

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with Anu Garg

misogamy

PRONUNCIATION:
(mi-SOG-uh-mee)

MEANING:
noun: Hatred of marriage.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek miso- (hate) + -gamy (marriage). Earliest recorded use: 1560.

USAGE:
"Misogamy drives the plot. Marriage itself is seen as a series of ratty exchanges in which partners gnaw at past infidelities."
Michael Billington; Blithe Spirit; The Guardian (London, UK); Aug 26, 2004.

See more usage examples of misogamy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men. -Leonardo da Vinci, painter, engineer, musician, and scientist (1452-1519)

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