- hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.
Origin of misanthropy
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Examples from the Web for misanthropy
At this period of my life, ennui was very near turning into misanthropy.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Even his misanthropy is only an inverted form of social solicitude.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I
Her books are a sovereign remedy for depression and misanthropy.In Brief Authority
May my ears be cropped if the Imperator's melancholy and misanthropy are so intense!Cleopatra, Complete
It will be said, for instance, that there are different kinds of misanthropy.My Recollections of Lord Byron
Word Origin and History for misanthropy
1650s, from Greek misanthropia "hatred of mankind," from misanthropos (see misanthrope).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Hatred or mistrust of humankind.
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