misanthropy

[ mis-an-thruh-pee, miz- ]
/ mɪsˈæn θrə pi, mɪz- /

noun

hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.

Origin of misanthropy

From the Greek word mīsanthrōpía, dating back to 1650–60. See misanthrope, -y3

Can be confused

misandry misanthropy misogyny
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misanthropy

[ mĭs-ănthrə-pē, mĭz- ]

n.

Hatred or mistrust of humankind.

Related forms

mis′an•thropic (mĭs′ən-thrŏpĭk) adj.misan•thrope′ (mĭsən-thrōp′, mĭz-) null n.
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