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misogynistic

[mi-soj-uh-nis-tik, mahy‐]
adjective
  1. reflecting or exhibiting hatred, dislike, mistrust, or mistreatment of women.
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Sometimes mi·sog·y·nic, mi·sog·y·nous.

misogyny

[mi-soj-uh-nee, mahy-]
noun
  1. hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women, or prejudice against women.
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Compare misandry.

Origin of misogyny

From the New Latin word misogynia, dating back to 1650–60. See miso-, gyn-, -y3
Related formsmi·sog·y·nic, mi·sog·y·nous, mi·sog·y·nis·tic, adjectivemi·sog·y·nist, noun
Can be confusedmisandry misanthropy misogyny
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British Dictionary definitions for misogynous

misogyny

noun
  1. hatred of women
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Derived Formsmisogynist, noun, adjectivemisogynistic or misogynous, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Greek, from miso- + gunē woman
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Word Origin and History for misogynous

misogyny

n.

1650s, from Modern Latin misogynia, from Greek misogynia, from misogynes "woman-hater," from miso- (see miso-) + gyne "woman" (see queen).

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misogynistic

adj.

1821, from misogynist + -ic.

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misogynous in Medicine

misogyny

(mĭ-sŏjə-nē)
n.
  1. Hatred of women.
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Related formsmi•sogy•nist n.mi•sog′y•nistic adj.
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