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misanthropic

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

Definition of MISANTHROPIC

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope
2
:  marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind
mis·an·throp·i·cal·ly \-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>

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>.

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal
Medical Dictionary

misanthropic

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

Medical Definition of MISANTHROPIC

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope
2
:  marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind

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