noun Etymology: Greek misologia, from misein + -logia -logy Date: 1833 a hatred of argument, reasoning, or enlightenment

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  • Misology — [note 1] is defined as the hatred of reasoning; the revulsion or distrust of logical debate, argumentation or the Socratic elenchus. As such, it can also be used to mean anti intellectualism in general. In Plato’s Phaedo, Socrates defines… …   Wikipedia

  • Misology — Mi*sol o*gy (m[i^]*s[o^]l [ o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. misologi a; misei^n to hate + lo gos discourse.] Hatred of argument or discussion; hatred of enlightenment. G. H. Lewes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misology — [mi säl′ə jē] n. [Gr misologia: see MISO & LOGY] hatred of argument, debate, or reasoning misologist n …   English World dictionary

  • misology — misologist, n. /mi sol euh jee, muy /, n. distrust or hatred of reason or reasoning. [1825 35; MISO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • misology — noun Hatred or fear of reasoning or argument. See Also: misologist …   Wiktionary

  • misology — mɪ sÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ / sÉ’l n. hatred of logic, hatred of reason …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misology — mi·sol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • misology — mi•sol•o•gy [[t]mɪˈsɒl ə dʒi, maɪ [/t]] n. distrust or hatred of reasoning, argument, or knowledge • Etymology: 1825–35 mi•sol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • misology — /məˈsɒlədʒi/ (say muh soluhjee), /maɪ / (say muy ) noun hatred of reason or reasoning. {Greek mīsologia hatred of argument} –misologist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • misology —   n. hatred of reason, knowledge or argument.    ♦ misologist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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