misanthrope

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

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misanthrope (plural misanthropes)

  1. One who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, 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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