Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as misanthrope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A misanthrope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A misanthrope; a person who hates all mankind; a person who hates the human species.

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

  • noun someone who dislikes people in general

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Examples

  • "misanthropist" who has vowed henceforth to call a spade a spade, and on the other the gentleman who cannot unlearn, in a trice, the usual forms of politeness, or even, it may be, just the honest fellow who, when called upon to put his words into practice, shrinks from wounding another's self-esteem or hurting his feelings.

    Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

  • The author who has written off humanity despises Picasso for contorting the human figure, and our ardent misanthropist has an official in a Swiss euthanasia clinic righteously beaten up.

    La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq – review

  • LNN: What is your intended audience for this project, why so, and does your mother ever worry about you corrupting the world's youth with the ideas of an unrepentant (yet certainly gleeful) misanthropist?

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • LNN: What is your intended audience for this project, why so, and does your mother ever worry about you corrupting the world's youth with the ideas of an unrepentant (yet certainly gleeful) misanthropist?

    Author of Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom : The Lovecraft News Network

  • To bill it as a return to form would be a trashing of Allen's back catalogue, but it is a reminder of the glory days: indeed, it's a spruced-up version of a vehicle once intended for Zero Mostel, about a misanthropist scientist who spends his days insulting children and recuperating from suicide attempts.

    Whatever Works

  • Relinquishing foreign fleshpots after his child appears on the scene, Everard comes home, undergoes a meaningless conversion, and turns into a "mean cold misanthropist" 192 instead.

    Protestant Truths and Roman Catholic Errors: Part II of II

  • Relinquishing foreign fleshpots after his child appears on the scene, Everard comes home, undergoes a meaningless conversion, and turns into a "mean cold misanthropist" 192 instead.

    Academic

  • Relinquishing foreign fleshpots after his child appears on the scene, Everard comes home, undergoes a meaningless conversion, and turns into a "mean cold misanthropist" 192 instead.

    The Little Professor:

  • And as a dedicated misanthropist, I thought I had recognized a fellow soul in the author.

    Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn, by Evan S. Connell

  • Relinquishing foreign fleshpots after his child appears on the scene, Everard comes home, undergoes a meaningless conversion, and turns into a "mean cold misanthropist" 192 instead.

    Religion

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