[ mi-soj-uh-nis-tik, mahy‑ ]


  1. reflecting or exhibiting hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.
  2. reflecting or exhibiting ingrained and institutionalized prejudice against women; sexist:

    misogynistic attitudes stemming from the highest corporate level.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of misogynistic1

First recorded in 1820–25; misogynist ( def ) + -ic ( def )
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Example Sentences

If anything, a dude who is respectful to a woman’s face but turns around and does pathetic, misogynistic locker-room talk behind her back is worse than the standard FBoy.

From Time

Eunuchs played an important role in the Byzantine Empire, understood not quite as men, and often attacked with misogynistic language and stereotypes.

In a misogynistic society, they are pitted against each other never knowing how much they actually have in common.

The sad truth is our cause was set back by over 60 years of brutal and misogynistic oppression by the Burmese military.

From Time

Silicon Valley has long been plagued by gender bias issues and inequality, and Apple employees opposed to his hiring said it was unfair to expect women at the company to work with someone who’d expressed and never apologized for misogynistic views.

From Vox

The world is changing, and men really could use a movement—just not the misogynistic, conspiracy-minded one they have now.

She called him out for his misogynistic remarks and asked why, if the show was satire like everyone said, Ed had no foils.

Can misogynistic and baseless tabloid narratives go out of style?

VH1 hosted a Twitter QA with Robin Thicke, an RB singer of irrefutably misogynistic nature, in late June.

His father could be temperamental and misogynistic, but the family was never plagued with major money-laundering or sex scandals.

These are devoted to love and matrimony, giving rhetorical expression to the misogynistic side of the Novelle.

But there had been a quarrel (in German script), and the mighty Norseman had grown mightily misogynistic.

No doubt these sights had confirmed him in his misogynistic broodings.

Captain Puffin was a great cynic in his own misogynistic way.