Definition of misanthropic
- He was shunned because of his miserable misanthropic nature.
- The moral corruption he saw around him made him misanthropic.
a misanthropic outlook on life that probably stems from a childhood filled with physical and emotional abuse
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Jonathan Swift was famous for the misanthropy of works such as Gulliver's Travels which make fun of all kinds of human foolishness. But in spite of his apparent misanthropic attitude, he spent a third of his income on founding a hospital and another third on other charities—certainly not the acts of a true misanthrope. Today we often use synonyms such as cynic and grinch for misanthropic types—while hoping we don't meet too many of them.
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