misanthropy

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

noun

hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.

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Origin of misanthropy

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misanthropy

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Medical definitions for misanthropy

misanthropy
[ mĭs-ănthrə-pē, mĭz- ]

n.

Hatred or mistrust of humankind.

Other words from misanthropy

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