[mi-soj-uh-nist, mahy‐]


a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.

Related formsmi·sog·y·nis·tic, adjective
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Related Words for misogynist

misanthrope, sexist

Examples from the Web for misogynist

Contemporary Examples of misogynist

Historical Examples of misogynist

  • Saunders was a bachelor of fifty and a misogynist by repute.

  • Without being a misogynist, he had no great opinion of women.

    The Sign of the Spider

    Bertram Mitford

  • The ill-natured, crotchety, old—the fact is, he is a misogynist.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • Aw, forget it, you old misanthropic specimen of a misogynist!

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck

    Lester Chadwick

  • The misogynist is he who only hates woman, but Euripides loves her also.

    Historical Miniatures

    August Strindberg

Word Origin and History for misogynist

1610s, from Greek misogynes "woman-hater" (see misogyny).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper