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

  • n. Variant of misanthrope.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A misanthrope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as misanthrope.

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

  • n. 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the misanthropist Eli Broad at an inauguration party courtesy of Broad and the taxpayers.

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  • Because I am, as you know, a humorless feminist and a noted misanthropist, I am about to do something that is so dangerous to the fate of dudes everywhere, it will probably cause the dystopian women-only future that right-wingers have nightmares about.

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  • He took it all very seriously, the Bach thing, but ultimately he was a total misanthropist whose only dream seemed to be of flying off the grid.

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  • Christianity is down right misanthropist, and yes I bet the majority of atheists have had a difficult life growing up in religious homes, not all do but most of us.

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