[ mis-an-dree ]
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  1. hatred, dislike, or mistrust of men.

Origin of misandry

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

confusables note For 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

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British Dictionary definitions for misandry


/ (ˈmɪsəndrɪ) /

  1. hatred of men

Origin of misandry

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

Derived forms of misandry

  • misandrist, noun, adjective
  • misandrous, adjective

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