misogyny

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. misogamy,
  2. misogynism,
  3. misogynist,
  4. misogynistic,
  5. misogynoir,
  6. misology,
  7. misoneism,
  8. misopedia,
  9. misorient,
  10. misorientate

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 misogyny

misogyny

/ (mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪ, maɪ-) /

noun

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

Word Origin for misogyny

C17: from Greek, from miso- + gunē woman

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Word Origin and History for misogyny

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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Medicine definitions for misogyny

misogyny

[ mĭ-sŏjə-nē ]

n.

Hatred of women.
Related formsmi•sogy•nist n.mi•sog′y•nistic adj.


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