misogynistic

adjective
mi·​sog·​y·​nis·​tic | \ mə-ˌsä-jə-ˈni-stik How to pronounce misogynistic (audio) \

Definition of misogynistic

: feeling, showing, or characterized by hatred of or prejudice against women : of, relating to, or being a misogynist misogynistic attitude/behaviors a song with misogynistic lyrics As you might imagine, the group's ethos is extremely misogynistic and accepting of violent threats against women.— Kristen Bellstrom The truth is that we still live in a society that's deeply sexist and misogynistic, on both an individual and a systemic level.— Lincoln Blades That scrutiny intensified in March, when a university task force released a report that called out the clubs for fostering a misogynistic culture that contributed to the problem of sexual assault.Chronicle of Higher Education Major movie franchises such as "Ghostbusters" and "Star Wars" have been targeted by misogynistic internet trolls in recent years for prominently featuring female characters in leading roles.— Zack Sharf

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misogynistically \ mə-​ˌsä-​jə-​ˈni-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce misogynistically (audio) \ adverb
The trouble came rather from … the academics and others …, who, jealous of what she had done, misogynistically snubbed, patronised and criticised her at every turn. — David Sexton

First Known Use of misogynistic

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Misogynistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogynistic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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misogynistic

adjective
mi·​sog·​y·​nis·​tic | \ mə-ˌsäj-ə-ˈnis-tik How to pronounce misogynistic (audio) \

Medical Definition of misogynistic

: having or showing a hatred and distrust of women

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