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misanthropic

[mis-uhn-throp-ik, miz-]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope.
  2. characterized by misanthropy.
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Also mis·an·throp·i·cal.

Origin of misanthropic

First recorded in 1755–65; misanthrope + -ic
Related formsmis·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverbun·mis·an·throp·ic, adjectiveun·mis·an·throp·i·cal, adjectiveun·mis·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Now, mind, I do not say this in any spirit of misanthropic invective.

  • Do we not see here one reason why men become cynical and misanthropic?

    Sermons

    Clement Bailhache

  • He lived his later years in Mayence, lonely and misanthropic.

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • Gustav is in some sort too misanthropic; he must exaggerate rather easily.

    In Vain

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • I hate to have my poor boy cross and disagreeable, and misanthropic.


Word Origin and History for misanthropic

adj.

1762, from misanthrope + -ic. Earlier was misanthropical (1620s).

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