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[mis-uh n-throp-ik, miz-] /ˌmɪs ənˈθrɒp ɪk, ˌmɪz-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope.
characterized by misanthropy.
Also, misanthropical.
Origin of misanthropic
First recorded in 1755-65; misanthrope + -ic
Related forms
misanthropically, adverb
unmisanthropic, adjective
unmisanthropical, adjective
unmisanthropically, adverb
1. antisocial, unfriendly, morose, surly. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A porter at a little roadside station may be pardoned if he is misanthropical.

  • The trouble is the pleasure, in most cases, most misanthropical miss!

    The Daisy Chain Charlotte Yonge
  • But this distinguished era is blotted by no one misanthropical vice.

  • In noticing the solitary meal of the Maldivian islander, another reason may be alleged for this misanthropical repast.

  • As he knows my misanthropical habits, this evening was to be of an informal nature, without dress coats and white ties.

  • After much manoeuvring she sought refuge in a corner, fatigued, disgusted and misanthropical.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • He set out alone; not that he was in the least misanthropical; but he was a poet.

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
  • Softness enervates and irritates the temper of the young, and violence renders them mean and misanthropical.

    Laws Plato
  • She made no reply, her misanthropical philosophy prompting none.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • Added to which there is my misanthropical shyness, which is becoming a kind of incurable malady.

Word Origin and History for misanthropical



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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