Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope.
  • adj. Characterized by a hatred or mistrustful scorn for humankind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Hating or disliking mankind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hating or disliking mankind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of a misanthrope; characteristic of a misanthrope or of misanthropy.

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

  • adj. believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
  • adj. hating mankind in general

Etymologies

From misanthrope +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Disbelief in the selflessness of others?

    March 29, 2009

  • The perfect word to describe me!

    December 28, 2006