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misanthrope (n.)

"one who hates humankind, one who distrusts human character or motives," 1560s, from Greek misanthrōpos "hating mankind," from misein "to hate" (see miso-) + anthrōpos "man" (from PIE root *ner- (2) "man"). Alternative form misanthropist is attested from 1650s.

updated on January 27, 2019

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Definitions of misanthrope from WordNet

misanthrope (n.)
someone who dislikes people in general;
Synonyms: misanthropist
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