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a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element:
Also, mis-.
Origin of miso-
< Greek, combining form of mīseîn to hate, mîsos hatred Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for miso-


combining form
indicating hatred: misogyny
Word Origin
from Greek misos hatred
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Word Origin and History for miso-

word-forming element meaning "hater, hatred," before vowels, mis-, comb. form of Greek misos "hatred," misein "to hate." Productive as a word-forming element in ancient Greek, e.g. misoagathia "hatred of good or goodness;" misoponein "to hate work." Forming many compounds in English, most of them obscure or recherche, but some perhaps useful, e.g. misocapnic (adj.) "hating (tobacco) smoke," misocyny "hatred of dogs."

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miso- in Medicine

miso- or mis-
Hatred: misogamy.

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