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misanthrope

[ mis-uhn-throhp, miz- ]
/ ˈmɪs ənˌθroʊp, ˈmɪz- /
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noun
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‐/.

Origin of misanthrope

First recorded in 1680–90; from French misanthrope (noun and adjective), from Greek mīsánthrōpos “hating humankind”; see miso-, anthropo-
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British Dictionary definitions for misanthrope

misanthrope

misanthropist (mɪˈzænθrəpɪst)

/ (ˈmɪzənˌθrəʊp) /

noun
a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general

Derived forms of misanthrope

misanthropic (ˌmɪzənˈθrɒpɪk) or misanthropical, adjectivemisanthropically, adverbmisanthropy (mɪˈzænθrəpɪ), noun

Word Origin for misanthrope

C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man
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