misandry

[ mis-an-dree ]
/ ˈmɪs æn dri /

noun

hatred of males.

Nearby words

  1. misaligned,
  2. misalignment,
  3. misalliance,
  4. misallocate,
  5. misally,
  6. misanthrope,
  7. misanthropic,
  8. misanthropist,
  9. misanthropy,
  10. misapplication

Compare misogyny.

Origin of misandry

1945–50; mis-2 + -andry (as in polyandry), on the model of misogyny

Related formsmis·an·drist, noun, adjective

Can be confusedmisandry misanthropy misogyny

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British Dictionary definitions for misandrist

misandry

/ (ˈmɪsəndrɪ) /

noun

hatred of men
Derived Formsmisandrist, noun, adjectivemisandrous, adjective

Word Origin for misandry

C20: from Greek, from miso- + -andria, from anēr man

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Word Origin and History for misandrist

misandry

n.

1878, from miso- "hatred" + andros "of man, male human being" (see anthropo-). Related: Misandrist.

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