[ mis-uhn-throhp, miz- ]
/ ˈmɪs ənˌθroʊp, ˈmɪz- /
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a person who hates, dislikes, or distrusts most others; an antisocial, cynical, or unfriendly person: They’re a bunch of mean-spirited misanthropes, smugly indifferent to the misfortunes of others.
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Sometimes mis·an·thro·pist [mis-an-thruh-pist, miz‐]. /mɪsˈæn θrə pɪst, mɪz‐/.
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How to use misanthrope in a sentence
“You make me feel myself a blatant misanthropist,” he said contritely.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
Most people hate the misanthropist even if they are forced to admire his power.Swift|Leslie Stephen
Man, said he, when I first saw you I thought you had changed into a disillusioned misanthropist.The Rough Road|William John Locke
The truth is that—as there is ample testimony in his prolific writings—is lordship was something of a misanthropist.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
It was evident, that, had he not been a courtier, he would have been a misanthropist.Manners, Vol 1 of 3|Frances Brooke
British Dictionary definitions for misanthrope
/ (ˈmɪzənˌθrəʊp) /
a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general
Derived forms of misanthropemisanthropic (ˌmɪzənˈθrɒpɪk) or misanthropical, adjectivemisanthropically, adverbmisanthropy (mɪˈzænθrəpɪ), noun
Word Origin for misanthrope
C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man
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