misotheism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek μισόθεος "hating the gods", from μίσος "hatred" and θεός "god". The Greek compound is found in Aeschylus (Agamemnon 1090; compare dystheism). The English word appears as a nonce-coinage, used by T. De Quincey in 1846.

Noun[edit]

misotheism (rare, obsolete)

  1. Hatred of God or gods

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. [1]
  • "† misotheism, n. (Obs. rare)", Oxford English Dictionary (online edition, 2007)
  • N.E.D. (1907)