mi·​sog·​y·​nist | \ mə-ˈsä-jə-nist How to pronounce misogynist (audio) \
plural misogynists

Definition of misogynist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who hates women It's a portrait of an intellectually demanding man who is intolerant of mediocrity, who wished to acquire knowledge as well as credentials, who is a feminist among misogynists, who is unwilling to accept ideas simply because Freud (or some instructor) said so and who won't shut up and behave.— Carol Tavris These comments attempt to cut much deeper, striking women at what misogynists see as their most valuable characteristics: appearance, sexual purity, sweetness and submissiveness.— Julie DiCaro If it's easier for racists and misogynists to find each other online, it's also easier for people who have experienced racism and misogyny to seek each other out and find validation.— Schuyler Velasco



Definition of misogynist (Entry 2 of 2)

: characterized by or expressing misogyny or hatred of women : misogynistic Despair, alcoholism and suicide were the commoner consequences of time spent with this misogynist womanizer …— Eric Korn Hence the growing unease as we turn to Boccaccio's later works. Why has the man become so poisonously misogynist?— Tim Parks … from the outset the boys' claim on the farm is so relentless and coldly misogynist that no possible kindness offered by Mrs. Cope could disarm their determination to have the whole place for themselves.— Louise Westling

First Known Use of misogynist


1620, in the meaning defined above


1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Misogynist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogynist. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of misogynist

: a man who hates women


mi·​sog·​y·​nist | \ mə-ˈsäj-ə-nəst How to pronounce misogynist (audio) \

Medical Definition of misogynist

: a person who hates women — compare misandrist

Other Words from misogynist

misogynist adjective
misogyny \ mə-​ˈsäj-​ə-​nē How to pronounce misogyny (audio) \ noun, plural misogynies

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