misanthropic

[ mis-uhn-throp-ik, miz- ]
/ ˌmɪs ənˈθrɒp ɪk, ˌmɪz- /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope.
characterized by misanthropy.

Nearby words

  1. misalliance,
  2. misallocate,
  3. misally,
  4. misandry,
  5. misanthrope,
  6. misanthropist,
  7. misanthropy,
  8. misapplication,
  9. misapplied,
  10. misapply

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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Word Origin and History for misanthropic

misanthropic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper