from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A misanthrope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A misanthrope; a man-hater.


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  • Certainly we have no reason to believe that Shakespeare could read Greek, as all his knowledge of Greek authors could have been obtained from translations, and only two Greek words, _misanthropos_ and _threnos_, occur in his writings.

    The Facts About Shakespeare

  • misanthropos’ (Shakespeare) if ‘misanthropi’ (Bacon) ‘misanthrope’;

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    54 I am misanthropos, and hate mankind.

    55 For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog,

    56 That I might love thee something.

    March 17, 2009