Woman hater
Woman Wom"an, n.; pl. {Women}. [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. w[=i]fmann, w[=i]mmann; w[=i]f woman, wife + mann a man. See {Wife}, and {Man}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female person. [1913 Webster]

Women are soft, mild pitiful, and flexible. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman. --Gen. ii. 22. [1913 Webster]

I have observed among all nations that the women ornament themselves more than the men; that, wherever found, they are the same kind, civil, obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay and cheerful, timorous and modest. --J. Ledyard. [1913 Webster]

2. The female part of the human race; womankind. [1913 Webster]

Man is destined to be a prey to woman. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

3. A female attendant or servant. `` By her woman I sent your message.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Woman hater}, one who hates women; one who has an aversion to the female sex; a misogynist. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Woman Hater — est un film britannique réalisé en 1949 par Terence Young. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Woman hater — est un film britannique réalisé en 1949 par Terence Young. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • woman-hater — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. misanthrope, misogyne, gynephobe, hater of women; see cynic , misogynist …   English dictionary for students

  • woman-hater — /woom euhn hay teuhr/, n. a person, esp. a man, who dislikes women; misogynist. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • woman-hater — misogynist, one who dislikes women extremely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • woman-hater — n. Misogynist …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • woman-hater — n misogynist, Psychiatry. gynephobe …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • woman hater — noun a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular • Syn: ↑misogynist • Derivationally related forms: ↑misogyny (for: ↑misogynist), ↑misogynistic (for: ↑misogynist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • woman-hater — /woom euhn hay teuhr/, n. a person, esp. a man, who dislikes women; misogynist. [1600 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swetnam the Woman-Hater — Arraigned by Women is a Jacobean era stage play, an anonymous comedy that was part of an anti feminist controversy of the 1615 ndash;20 period.Performance and publication Swetnam the Woman Hater was first published in 1620, in a quarto issued by… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”