noun Date: 1625 a hatred or distrust of humankind

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  • Misanthropy — Mis*an thro*py, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. misanthropie.] Hatred of, or dislike to, mankind; opposed to {philanthropy}. Orrery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misanthropy — (n.) 1650s, from Gk. misanthropia hatred of mankind, from misanthropos (see MISANTHROPE (Cf. misanthrope)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misanthropy — [mi san′thrə pē, mi zan′thrə pē] n. [Gr misanthrōpia] hatred or distrust of all people …   English World dictionary

  • Misanthropy — Misanthrope redirects here. For the Molière comedy, see Le Misanthrope. For the French metal band, see Misanthrope (band). Misanthropy is generalized dislike, distrust, disgust, contempt or hatred of the human species or human nature. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Misanthropy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Misanthropy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 misanthropy misanthropy incivism Sgm: N 1 egotism egotism &c.(selfishness) 943 Sgm: N 1 moroseness moroseness &c. 901a Sgm: N 1 cynicism cynicism GRP: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • misanthropy — noun Hatred or dislike of people or mankind. Hence gloom and misanthropy have become the characteristics of the age in which we live, the solace of a disappointment that unconsciously finds relief only in the wilful exaggeration of its own… …   Wiktionary

  • misanthropy — [[t]mɪzæ̱nθrəpi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Misanthropy is a general dislike of people. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • misanthropy — 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

  • misanthropy — /mis an threuh pee, miz /, n. hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind. [1650 60; < Gk misanthropía. See MISANTHROPE, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • misanthropy — Aversion to and hatred of human beings. [G. miseo, to hate, + anthropos, man] * * * mis·an·thro·py mis an(t) thrə pē n, pl pies a hatred or distrust of humankind * * * mis·an·thro·py (mis anґthrə pe) [miso + anthrop + ia] hatred of human… …   Medical dictionary

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