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. Hatred of, contempt for, 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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