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misanthropic

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adjective mis·an·throp·ic \ˌmi-sən-ˈthrä-pik\

Definition of misanthropic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope

  2. 2 :  marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind

mis·an·throp·i·cal·ly play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of misanthropic

  1. <a misanthropic outlook on life that probably stems from a childhood filled with physical and emotional abuse>



1762

First Known Use of misanthropic

1762

Synonym Discussion of misanthropic

cynical, misanthropic, pessimistic mean deeply distrustful. cynical implies having a sneering disbelief in sincerity or integrity <cynical about politicians' motives>. misanthropic suggests a rooted distrust and dislike of human beings and their society <a solitary and misanthropic artist>. pessimistic implies having a gloomy, distrustful view of life <pessimistic about the future>.

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misanthropic

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adjective mis·an·throp·ic \ˌmis-ən-ˈthräp-ik\

Medical Definition of misanthropic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope

  2. 2:  marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind





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