mi·​sog·​y·​nous mə-ˈsä-jə-nəs How to pronounce misogynous (audio)
variants or less commonly misogynic
: characterized by or expressing misogyny or hatred of women : misogynistic
misogynous lyrics/comments
Challenging the view that midwives were the victims of an elite, misogynous medical establishment that pushed them out of practice …Judy Barrett Litoff
… the confusing or downright misogynic messages rampant in the music industry …Harvey Araton

Examples of misogynous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cheerleaders Snyder and others on the team are said to have treated with misogynous contempt. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 29 July 2022 The landscape that the pair negotiate, separately and together, is a horror maze of racist violence, insults, and attitudes—and of misogynous menace. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 13 May 2022 Aeschylus wrote some misogynous stuff; fortunately for Lee, most are lost. Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2022 Britney Spears' 24-minute bombshell statement in court underscored the detrimental effects of the media and public's misogynous treatment of Spears, the dangers of conservatorships, and most imperatively, the importance of disability rights. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, 2 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misogynous was in 1825

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“Misogynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogynous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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