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misogamy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From miso- +‎ -gamy.

NounEdit

misogamy (uncountable)

  1. Hatred of or opposition to marriage
    • 2002 December 16, Julie Bond Hassel, Choosing Not to Marry: Women and Autonomy in the Katherine Group, Psychology Press, ISBN 0415937841, page 95:
      Misogamy flourished in twelfth-century clerical culture, and there's no shortage of ideas about wives that the author of Sawles Warde could have drawn on, from Peter Abelard, Walter Map, John of Salisbury, and Hugh of Folietto all of whom wrote treatises denigrating the value of marriage.
    The gentleman believed in misogamy because his first two marriages had failed.

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