[mis-uhn-throp-ik, miz-]


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

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

Synonyms for misanthropic

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Contemporary Examples of misanthropic

Historical Examples of misanthropic

  • 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?


    Clement Bailhache

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


    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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper