misanthropic
adjective Date: 1762 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope 2. marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind Synonyms: see cynicalmisanthropically adverb

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  • Misanthropic — Mis an*throp ic, Misanthropical Mis an*throp ic*al, a. [Cf. F. misanthropique.] Hating or disliking mankind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misanthropic — index cynical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misanthropic — (adj.) 1762, from MISANTHROPE (Cf. misanthrope) + IC (Cf. ic). Earlier was misanthropical (1620s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misanthropic — pessimistic, misogynic, *cynical Antonyms: philanthropic Contrasted words: benevolent, humane, humani tarian, *charitable, altruistic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • misanthropic — [adj] unsociable, cynical antisocial, egoistic, egotistical, eremitic, hating, inhumane, malevolent, misanthropical, reclusive, reserved, sarcastic, selfish, solitary, standoffish, unfriendly; concept 404 Ant. humanitarian, philanthropic,… …   New thesaurus

  • misanthropic — [mis΄ən thräp′ik, miz΄ənthräp′ik] adj. of or like a misanthrope: also misanthropical SYN. CYNICAL misanthropically adv …   English World dictionary

  • misanthropic — [[t]mɪ̱z(ə)nθrɒ̱pik[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their feelings as misanthropic, you mean that they do not like other people. [FORMAL] His father was a misanthropic but successful businessman …   English dictionary

  • misanthropic — UK [ˌmɪs(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk] / US [ˌmɪs(ə)nˈθrɑpɪk] adjective formal someone who is misanthropic dislikes people and avoids social situations …   English dictionary

  • misanthropic — misanthrope (also misanthropist) ► NOUN ▪ a person who dislikes and avoids other people. DERIVATIVES misanthropic adjective misanthropy noun. ORIGIN from Greek misein to hate + anthr pos man …   English terms dictionary

  • misanthropic — misanthropically, adv. /mis euhn throp ik, miz /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a misanthrope. 2. characterized by misanthropy. Also, misanthropical. [1755 65; MISANTHROPE + IC] Syn. 1. antisocial, unfriendly, morose, surly. * * …   Universalium

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