misanthropy

[mis-an-thruh-pee, miz-]
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Origin of misanthropy

From the Greek word mīsanthrōpía, dating back to 1650–60. See misanthrope, -y3
Can be confusedmisandry misanthropy misogyny
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Related Words for misanthropy

doubt, distrust, pessimism, bitterness, sarcasm, misanthropy, misandry

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Word Origin and History for misanthropy
n.

1650s, from Greek misanthropia "hatred of mankind," from misanthropos (see misanthrope).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

misanthropy in Medicine

misanthropy

[mĭs-ănthrə-pē, mĭz-]
n.
  1. Hatred or mistrust of humankind.
Related formsmis′an•thropic (mĭs′ən-thrŏpĭk) adj.misan•thrope′ (mĭsən-thrōp′, mĭz-) null n.
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