American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hatred or mistrust of humankind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hatred or dislike of mankind; the habit of distrusting or of taking the worst possible view of human character or motives.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Hatred of, or dislike to, mankind; -- opposed to
- n. a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people
- n. hatred of mankind
- From Ancient Greek μισάνθρωπος (misanthrōpos), from μισέω (miseō, "I hate") + ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "human"). (Wiktionary)
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“From White Man Can’t Jump to Natural Born Killers to The People vs. Larry Flynt, it’s all been a merry wallow in misanthropy, whether of the self-centered or sociopathic variety.”
“This is where love for animals shades off into slight misanthropy, which is also a highly developed English trait.”
“This might, on the lips of a cynic, serve for a formula of that kind of misanthropy which is not more unamiable than it is unscientific.”
“It saps their noble ambition, assails their health, lowers their estimate of men and their reverence for women, cherishes an eager and aimless rivalry, weakens true feeling, wipes away the bloom of true modesty, and induces an ennui, a satiety, and a kind of dilettante misanthropy, which is only the more monstrous because it is undoubtedly real.”
“I personally don't want to support or promote a band that espouses intolerant beliefs (beyond a straightforward, fuck-humanity form of misanthropy, which is an equal-opportunity intolerance).”
“He is aware that his misanthropy is a problem, so he keeps himself to himself as much as possible.”
“Nor do I find in them the "misanthropy" which he defines at some length.”
“Although, from a kind of misanthropy, he wore clothes quite rusty, there was in his whole appearance that which commanded respect.”
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