Definitions

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  • n. Hatred of God or gods

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hatred of God.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hatred of God.

Etymologies

From Greek μισόθεος "hating the gods", from μίσος "hatred" and θεός "god". The Greek compound is found in Aeschylus (Agamemnon 1090; compare dystheism). The English word appears as a nonce-coinage, used by T. De Quincey in 1846. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maltheism, of course, has a long and rich history through dystheism, misotheism, theodicy, dualism, and fideism, due largely to the fact that religious authors through the ages have taken great pains to unapologetically anthropomorphize their gods in all the worst ways possible.

    An Illustrated Guide : The Lovecraft News Network

  • Hypocrisy, the cringing of sycophants, and the credulities of fear, united to conceal this misotheism; but we may be sure that it was widely diffused through the sincerities of the human heart.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 1

  • Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, et. al., are some of the leading missionaries for misotheism.

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