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

Examples of misogynistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hoping for Swift’s sake that society has evolved past that misogynistic nonsense. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 The 30-year-old has also come under fire for using racial and transphobic slurs and misogynistic content, according to Forbes. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 28 Sep. 2023 Look at the comments underneath articles about the misogynistic influencer Andrew Tate, a man charged with rape and human trafficking. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 20 Sep. 2023 It’s being released into a reality where Gibson’s history of racist, misogynistic, antisemitic, abusive behavior has been well documented. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Sep. 2023 While her dedicated young female audience loved the campaign, Gawker trashed her in deeply misogynistic articles. Taylor Lorenz, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2023 Greta’s [Dierdre Friel] character went from being a really insecure person in a misogynistic relationship to a very evolved, bra-burning type of woman who’s successful and making her own money. Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, Marjorie Harvey recently took to Instagram to address the online chatter, which has been rife with misogynistic commentary. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 That’s particularly true for misogynistic accounts like Women Posting Ls, which appears to be trading in on the engagement from posting photos of hot girls while simultaneously posting snarky captions about their career choices. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misogynistic was in 1821

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“Misogynistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogynistic. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


mi·​sog·​y·​nis·​tic mə-ˌsäj-ə-ˈnis-tik How to pronounce misogynistic (audio)
: having or showing a hatred and distrust of women
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