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misanthrope

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noun mis·an·thrope \ˈmi-sən-ˌthrōp\

Simple Definition of misanthrope

  • : a person who does not like other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misanthrope

  1. :  a person who hates or distrusts humankind

Examples of misanthrope in a sentence

  1. 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

  2. It is perhaps not the healthiest tendency for a man who is already if not a hermit at least a part-time misanthrope. —Edmund White, Vanity Fair, September 1996

  3. Rather she is the genuine article, a misanthrope so pure she can't understand “why solitary confinement is considered punishment.” —Lewis Burke Frumkes, New York Times Book Review, 10 May 1992

  4. The young people thought him a gloomy misanthrope, because he never joined in their sports—the old men thought still more hardly of him, because he followed no trade, … —Washington Irving, [Salmagundi November 24, 1807], in History, Tales, and Sketches, 1977

  5. <a former misanthrope who now professes a newly discovered love of mankind>



Origin and Etymology of misanthrope

Greek misanthrōpos hating humankind, from misein to hate + anthrōpos human being


First Known Use: 1683


Medical Dictionary

misanthrope

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noun mis·an·thrope \ˈmis-ən-ˌthrōp\

Medical Definition of misanthrope

  1. :  a person who hates or distrusts humankind





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