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
For his sin of sympathetic disengagement, this particular misanthrope is cut off from social sympathy in death as well as in life.
Smith is called a misanthrope, but maybe he's more a cynic and a secret melancholic.
The misanthrope was the supreme failure of life because he had not the intelligence to realize, or could not reconcile himself to, the incomplete condition of human nature.
Let us also pass over his sojourn at Newstead, when his sociability and gayety appear even to have been too noisy; and let us arrive at that period of his life when he began to be called a misanthrope, because he gave himself that appellation, because real sorrows had cast a shade over his life, and because, wishing to devote himself to graver things, his object was to withdraw from the society of gay, noisy companions, and then to mature his mind in distant travel.
Wilson, having advertised himself as a "misanthrope" receives a call from Vivian a mixed-up aspiring actress chick who's looking for an escape from a broken relationship and later, we learn another secret, (I don't want to divulge it in case you see the movie once it's distributed).
Alcee Hastings sounds like just the kind of misanthrope the Democrats would support ..
Since you'd rather note the weaker secondary meaning of the word, "misanthrope," I'll take that as an agreement.
In the space of ten minutes in last week's episode, Whitford's Danny physically assaulted one of his employees and then publicly reprimanded an actress for being kissed by a man, and while there's obviously a story to be told about the kind of misanthrope who is only fully human around his creative partner, that's not the story the show seems to be telling.
On the back of her pink backpack was the word "misanthrope" written in white out.
I had to look up "misanthrope" though (someone who hates mankind ...)!