misogynistic

[ mi-soj-uh-nis-tik, mahy‐ ]
/ mɪˌsɒdʒ əˈnɪs tɪk, maɪ‐ /

adjective

reflecting or exhibiting hatred, dislike, mistrust, or mistreatment of women.

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Sometimes mi·sog·y·nic, mi·sog·y·nous.

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misogyny
[ mi-soj-uh-nee, mahy- ]
/ mɪˈsɒdʒ ə ni, maɪ- /

noun

hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women, or prejudice against women.
Compare misandry.

Origin of misogyny

From the New Latin word misogynia, dating back to 1650–60. See miso-, gyn-, -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM misogyny

mi·sog·y·nic, mi·sog·y·nous, mi·sog·y·nis·tic, adjectivemi·sog·y·nist, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misogyny

misandry misanthropy misogyny
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British Dictionary definitions for misogynous

misogyny
/ (mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪ, maɪ-) /

noun

hatred of women

Derived forms of misogyny

misogynist, noun, adjectivemisogynistic or misogynous, adjective

Word Origin for misogyny

C17: from Greek, from miso- + gunē woman
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Medical definitions for misogynous

misogyny
[ mĭ-sŏjə-nē ]

n.

Hatred of women.

Other words from misogyny

mi•sogy•nist n.mi•sog′y•nistic adj.
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