Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who hates or mistrusts humankind.

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  • n. One who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hater of mankind; a misanthropist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hater of mankind; one who harbors dislike or distrust of human character or motives in general.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who dislikes people in general

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Greek mīsanthrōpos, hating mankind : mīso-, miso- + anthrōpos, man.

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Ancient Greek to hate + a man; compare French misanthrope and English miser.

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  • ednatown..i think you would have come across philanthrope which mean altruistic..loving man kind.

    July 21, 2013

  • Is joker from Batman a Misanthrope ?

    August 10, 2012

  • Try synanthrope, lycanthrope, pithecanthrope, exanthrope, therianthrope.

    September 25, 2011

  • Was it here or at some other site (or, perhaps, in an actual book) that I discovered, then lost, a word similar to "misanthrope" that also ends in "anthrope?" Help!

    September 24, 2011

  • Amusingly, I just added this word in Japanese right as someone else added it to a list: 人間嫌�?�

    November 6, 2009