hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.
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How to use misanthropy in a sentence
Furbanks argues that Swift was not so "far gone in sick misanthropy" as this conventional interpretation would suggest.
Neither misanthropy, indolence, nor weariness were his permanent moods.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The human sweetness in him was half dried up, and a misanthropy, so new and alien to him, made him querulous and captious.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
It will be said, for instance, that there are different kinds of misanthropy.My Recollections of Lord Byron | Teresa Guiccioli
He pursued his own course in all matters, but there was no misanthropy or harshness in his manner or deportment.
I began to perceive that merriment is only malice in disguise, and that the chief cardinal virtue is misanthropy.