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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsənˈθɹɒpɪk/, /-zən-/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsənˈθɹɑpɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɒpɪk
- Hyphenation: mis‧an‧throp‧ic
- Having a negative view of mankind. This may express itself as, e.g., distrust, dislike, hate, or contempt.
- Antonym: philanthropic
- 1860, Isaac Taylor, “Essay I. Ultimate Civilization.”, in Ultimate Civilization and Other Essays, London: Bell and Daldy […], →OCLC, part I, section IV, page 37:
- [C]hildren, ſervants, are falſe, fraudful, foul, if the miſanthropic man, who is father and maſter, lets fall among them, in his outbreaks of paſſion, his opinion that they are ſo.
disliking or hating mankind