Meaning of misogamy in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈsɒɡəmi/


mass noun rare
  • Dislike of or aversion to marriage.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Moll's misogamy provides a powerful alternative to the veneration of marriage and procreation that informs the epithalamic ending.’


Mid 17th century from Greek misos ‘hatred’ + gamos ‘marriage’.