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

  • n. One who hates or mistrusts humankind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


French, from Greek mīsanthrōpos, hating mankind : mīso-, miso- + anthrōpos, man.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek to hate + a man; compare French misanthrope and English miser. (Wiktionary)



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