View synonyms for misogynist


[ mi-soj-uh-nist, mahy‑ ]


  1. a person who hates, dislikes, or mistrusts women.
  2. a person whose views are shaped by ingrained and institutionalized prejudice against women; a sexist:

    a renowned playboy and misogynist—a poster child for sexism.


  1. showing a hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women:

    He faces federal hate crime charges for racist and misogynist rants.

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Other Words From

  • mi·sog·y·nis·tic [mi-soj-, uh, -, nis, -tik, mahy‑] adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of misogynist1

First recorded in 1620–30; misogyny ( def ), -ist ( def )
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Example Sentences

Yet recent actions indicate that the group is as brutal and misogynist as it was a quarter-century ago.

Research has shown that in the absence of male support, women have to shoulder the burden of battling routine workplace sexism such as misogynist humor and microaggressions on their own.

Plus, hopefully nice Top Chef means we won’t get outright misogynist contestants like Mike Isabella ever again.

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Priscilla Monge obliterates brutality against women by scribbling with pencil over Polaroids of sites of misogynist horrors.

I sometimes seriously think some of the men are misogynists.

My father, who despised autobiographical novels, did two very autobiographical misogynist books as his second marriage broke up.

Sir Mark Sykes, a crusty diplomat who had colluded with the French to give them Damascus, was more defiantly a misogynist.

His attempt to defend himself backfires dramatically, as he comes across as arrogant and misogynist.

Fugelsang quipped: “Comics are bitter misogynist self-loathing drunks, and Congress already has already hit their quota of those.”

As with every von Trier film, there will be a zillion think pieces on whether or not the filmmaker is a misogynist.

He becomes restless and very much of a misogynist, and is driven, he knows not why, again to the ruins.

Derision at the fall of a misogynist passed through speculation to resentment.

And then, Gordon is a misogynist and considers the feminine form divine from a chilly, artistic standpoint.

It would be incorrect to describe him as a misogynist, but he successfully withstood all attempts to marry him.

These women spoilt all pleasure and love for me, and I was for some time a misogynist, who damned the whole sex.