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misanthrope

noun mis·an·thrope \ˈmi-sən-ˌthrōp\

: a person who does not like other people

Full Definition of MISANTHROPE

:  a person who hates or distrusts humankind

Examples of MISANTHROPE

  1. <a former misanthrope who now professes a newly discovered love of mankind>
  2. Many members of the contemporary movie audience, only marginally socialized, would have made a misanthrope of Gandhi; they undermine every argument for intelligent design in the universe. —James Morris, Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2005

Origin of MISANTHROPE

Greek misanthrōpos hating humankind, from misein to hate + anthrōpos human being
First Known Use: 1683

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misanthrope

noun mis·an·thrope \ˈmis-ən-ˌthrōp\

Medical Definition of MISANTHROPE

:  a person who hates or distrusts humankind

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