Dictionary.com

misandry

[ mis-an-dree ]
/ ˈmɪs æn dri /
Save This Word!

noun
hatred, dislike, or mistrust of men.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Compare misogyny.

Origin of misandry

First recorded in 1875–80; mis-2 + -andry, on the model of misogyny

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 misandry

mis·an·drist, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misandry

misandry , misanthropy, misogyny
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for misandry

misandry
/ (ˈmɪsəndrɪ) /

noun
hatred of men

Derived forms of misandry

misandrist, noun, adjectivemisandrous, adjective

Word Origin for misandry

C20: from Greek, from miso- + -andria, from anēr man
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK