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misanthropic

[mis-uh n-throp-ik, miz-] /ˌmɪs ənˈθrɒp ɪk, ˌmɪz-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope.
2.
characterized by misanthropy.
Also, misanthropical.
Origin of misanthropic
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; misanthrope + -ic
Related forms
misanthropically, adverb
unmisanthropic, adjective
unmisanthropical, adjective
unmisanthropically, adverb
Synonyms
1. antisocial, unfriendly, morose, surly.
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Word Origin and History for misanthropical

misanthropic

adj.

1762, from misanthrope + -ic. Earlier was misanthropical (1620s).

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