mis·​an·​dry ˈmi-ˌsan-drē How to pronounce misandry (audio)
: a hatred of men

Examples of misandry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This misandry is of a piece with the collection’s generally jaundiced outlook. Dexter Palmer, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2023 Helping her misandry along is the gleefully manic Sister Agata (French stage icon María Casares, having the time of her life), always happy to monologue on how men oppress women out of fear and how the Christian Madonna is an extension of the pagan Venus. Elle Carroll, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 Instead of specifically reenacting an employer–employee encounter, which would be relevant to the film’s point, the scene gins up the eternal war of the sexes, merely to corroborate media misandry. Armond White, National Review, 25 Jan. 2023 Like opponents of feminism in other parts of the world, respondents argued that the movement promotes female supremacy and misandry. Haeryun Kang, NBC News, 4 Dec. 2022 It should be noted here that Liandrin brushes aside a lock of Moiraine’s hair in a way that suggests her ostensible misandry may be twinned with an attraction to other women, or at least to Moiraine herself. Sean T. Collins, Vulture, 3 Dec. 2021

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Word History


mis- (as in misanthropy) + andr- + -y entry 2

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misandry was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Misandry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misandry. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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