Origin of Misogamy
Its first usage dates back to 1560 – 1656 and unlike its meaning, it is made from the union, of one Greek word misein and English word gam. Effectively, ‘misien/miso’ is the root for hatred and words based on this root in some way or the other signify this sentiment. Let’s have a look at a few of these words:
1. Misogyny: Hatred of women (Gyny stands for women, remember what a gynaecologist does).
2. Misandry: A hatred of a man or of men in general; especially by women (can you figure out what andry would stand for).
3. Misanthrope: Someone who has a hatred or distrust of all people (mankind).
Pronunciation: mi-sog–uh-mee, mahy-
The dictionary definitions for Misogamy are as follows:
1. Hatred of marriage (noun)
Master tips to learn Misogamy
Misogamy can be easily related to the word misogyny, meaning hatred of women, which can be one of the reasons for a man’s hatred of marriage.
Misogamy can be used in following ways:
1. It is the fear of responsibility that eventually leads to misogamy.
2. Lalita’s past failed relationships have turned her into a staunch misogamist (noun).
3. Misogamy is one of the main themes of Bradd Pitt’s new movie.