misanthropy

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

Definition of misanthropy

  1. :  a hatred or distrust of humankind

1625

First Known Use of misanthropy

1625


MISANTHROPY Defined for English Language Learners

misanthropy

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

Definition of misanthropy for English Language Learners

  • : dislike or hatred of other people


Medical Dictionary

misanthropy

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

Medical Definition of misanthropy

plural

misanthropies

  1. :  a hatred or distrust of humankind



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up misanthropy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ