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misandry

[ mis-an-dree ]
/ ˈmɪs æn dri /
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noun

hatred, dislike, or mistrust of men.

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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
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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
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