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  • the state of living together in a loveless marriage:

    "Insisting that they were staying together 'for the children's sake,' the Dorchesters spent twenty-five years gritting their teeth at each other in synechthry and raised a fine brood, all of whom eventually graduated to loveless marriages of their own."

    Hutchinson's Dictionary gives the following broader definition -

    living together of hostile species.

    October 14, 2008

  • See the spelling "synecthry" for more on this word, which pertains to ants.

    January 8, 2011