misanthrope

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From Ancient Greek from μισέω (miséō, I hate) and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, man; human); compare miser.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɪs.ənˌθɹəʊp/, /ˈmɪz.ənˌθɹəʊp/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɪs.ənˌθɹoʊp/, /ˈmɪz.ənˌθɹoʊp/
  • Rhymes: -əʊp

Noun[edit]

misanthrope (plural misanthropes)

  1. One who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, "On the Death of Jonathan Swift":
      Alas, poor Dean! his only scope
      Was to be held a misanthrope.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Francesca Carrara. [], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), OCLC 630079698, page 50:
      I cannot love evergreens—they are the misanthropes of nature. To them the spring brings no promise, the autumn no decline; they are cut off from the sweetest of all ties with their kind—sympathy.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μισάνθρωπος (misánthrōpos), from μισέω (miséō, I hate) and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, man; human).

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Noun[edit]

misanthrope m or f (plural misanthropes)

  1. misanthrope, misanthropist

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