misandry

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Formed in the late 19th century as mis- (hatred) +‎ -andry (men) by analogy with misogyny; compare the Ancient Greek μισανδρία (misandría), from μισέω (miséō, hate) + ἀνήρ (anḗr, man).

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misandry (usually uncountable, plural misandries)

  1. The hatred of, pathological aversion to, or prejudice against men.

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  • A related concept is androphobia, the fear of men, but not necessarily hatred of them. Sometimes confused with misanthropy (hatred of humanity).

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