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misanthropy

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noun mis·an·thro·py \mi-ˈsan(t)-thrə-pē\

Simple Definition of misanthropy

  • : dislike or hatred of other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misanthropy

  1. :  a hatred or distrust of humankind

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First Known Use of misanthropy

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misanthropy

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noun mis·an·thro·py \mis-ˈan(t)-thrə-pē\

Medical Definition of misanthropy

plural

misanthropies

  1. :  a hatred or distrust of humankind




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