Definitions

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

  • n. One who hates women.
  • adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who professes misogyny; a hater of women.
  • n. One who displays prejudice against or looks down upon women.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman hater. Contrast misandrist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman-hater.

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

  • n. a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek μισογύνης (misogunēs), from μισέω (miseō, "I hate") + γυνή (gynē, "woman"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My Funk and Wagnall says a misogynist is a woman-hater.

    Gaping Gaps in Communications

  • And yes, despite what one of the friends I have lost over this kerfuffle said to me in email, I do think that a person of color saying something patently racist and misogynist is as offensive as a white person's unexamined privilege.

    Cease fire.

  • I also think that a white person saying something patently racist and misogynist is as offensive as a person of color's unexamined privilege, and in internet debates of this sort, at least against well-meaning white folk who really do want to help, the persons of color do have privilege.

    Cease fire.

  • I also think that a white person saying something patently racist and misogynist is as offensive as a person of color's unexamined privilege.

    discrimination

  • And yes, I do think that a person of color saying something patently racist and misogynist is as offensive as a white person's unexamined privilege.

    discrimination

  • But a misogynist is someone who actively hates and subjugates women.

    Senator Clinton and the War

  • I can't say I've heard his surrogates (like Axelrod) engage in misogynist smears either.

    Senator Clinton and the War

  • I refer of course, to “The Lady” Mrs T, who appears to be granted honorary man status by her leftist detractors, except when they were engaged in misogynist bating.

    A Giant Leap For Personkind ?

  • Newton was often called a misogynist for his portrayal of nude women in provocative situations -- a criticism that he dismissed as "silly."

    TRANSITION

  • I find it entertaining to be lectured on the correct use of the word misogynist by somebody who can't spell ad hominem.

    "If the gender game worked when Rick Lazio muscled into her space, why shouldn’t it work when Obama and Edwards muster some mettle?"

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  • M called 007 this in Goldeneye.

    June 9, 2012

  • The famous artist Edgar Degas whose main focus in art was women is frequently referred to as a misogynist.

    April 17, 2009