If you know a confirmed bachelor who dates a lot but never settles down, he may not have met the right person yet — or he may suffer from misogamy, a hatred of marriage.

Misogamy is made up of two Greek words, mis meaning "hate," and gamy meaning "marriage." You might get it confused with another mis- word that sounds similar, misogyny, which is completely different as it means "a hatred of women."

Definitions of misogamy

n hatred of marriage

Type of:
hate, hatred
the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

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