[ mis-an-dree ]
/ ˈmɪs æn dri /
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hatred, dislike, or mistrust of men.
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words often confused with misandry
Misandry (meaning “hatred of men”) was originally considered the converse of its counterpart, misogyny (“hatred of women”). This is no longer the case. While misandry has retained its original meaning, misogyny has broadened in meaning to cover an additional sense involving sexism (see the word story at misogyny ).
OTHER WORDS FROM misandrymis·an·drist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for misandry
/ (ˈmɪsəndrɪ) /
hatred of men
Derived forms of misandrymisandrist, noun, adjectivemisandrous, adjective
Word Origin for misandry
C20: from Greek, from miso- + -andria, from anēr man
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