[mis-uh n-throhp, miz-]
- a hater of humankind.
Also mis·an·thro·pist [mis-an-thruh-pist, miz‐] /mɪsˈæn θrə pɪst, mɪz‐/.
Origin of misanthrope
[French luh mee-zahn-trawp]
- a comedy (1666) by Molière.
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Examples from the Web for misanthrope
You have some surface similarities to Richard Morris, the misanthrope at the center of Perforated Heart.Portrait of the Artist as a Young Jerk
May 5, 2009
The misanthrope and the reckless are neither agitated nor agonised.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
But how is it that you alone, Antisthenes, you misanthrope, love nobody?The Symposium
He found comfort in the fact that Molire's Misanthrope was on his side.Parodies of Ballad Criticism (1711-1787)
And whether there were no means of inducing him to cease to be a Misanthrope?St. Ronan's Well
Sir Walter Scott
A misanthrope hates all mankind, but is kind to every individual, generally too kind.White Lies
- a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general
C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man
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Word Origin and History for misanthrope
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