from The Century Dictionary.
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- adjective hating mankind in general
- adjective believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
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He is a dark, strange-looking man -- strong and large -- of the brigand stamp, with fine eyes and lowering brows -- blunt and sarcastic in his manners, with a kind of misanthropical frankness, which seems based upon utter contempt for his fellow-creatures and a surly truthfulness which is more rudeness than honesty.
Could I be misanthropical when I saw such fidelity, and dignity, andsimplicity?
Even the grim features of Cristal Nixon relaxed when he attended on her, and it was then, if ever, that his misanthropical visage expressed some sympathy with the rest of humanity.
The whole equipment was that of a rude warrior, negligent of his exterior even to misanthropical sullenness; and the short, harsh, haughty tone, which he used towards his attendants, belonged to the same unpolished character.
What features were seen were stern and misanthropical.
Yet this luxury of self-love was checked by a misanthropical spitefulness, resulting from the terrible wound she had received, — although by this time she was beginning to think of that wound as a disappointment only.
‘Dear, dear,’ said Miss Price, quite moved by this avowal of misanthropical sentiments.
Mr Codlin indeed required no such persuasion, as he had already eaten as much as he could possibly carry and was now moistening his clay with strong ale, whereof he took deep draughts with a silent relish and invited nobody to partake — thus again strongly indicating his misanthropical turn of mind.
These are generally old fellows with white heads and red faces, addicted to port wine and Hessian boots, who from some cause, real or imaginary — generally the former, the excellent reason being that they are rich, and their relations poor — grow suspicious of everybody, and do the misanthropical in chambers, taking great delight in thinking themselves unhappy, and making everybody they come near, miserable.
‘There are at least some well – disposed men in the world,’ ruminated the misanthropical Dumps, as he proceeded towards his destination.