misogynist

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μισογύνης (misogúnēs), from μισέω (miséō, I hate) + γυνή (gunḗ, woman).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɪˈsɒdʒ.ən.ɪst/
  • (US) IPA(key): /mɪˈsɑdʒ.ən.ɪst/
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Noun[edit]

misogynist (plural misogynists)

  1. One who professes misogyny; a hater of women.
    • 1869, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians. A Tale of the last Century, vol. I of II, p. 327:
      "Confound all women, I say!" muttered the young misogynist.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      Job, like myself, is a bit of a misogynist - I fancy chiefly owing to the fact of his having been one of a family of seventeen - and the feelings expressed upon his countenance when he realised that he was not only being embraced publicly, and without authorisation on his own part, but also in the presence of his masters, were too mixed and painful to admit of accurate description.
  2. One who displays prejudice against or looks down upon women.

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misogynist (comparative more misogynist, superlative most misogynist)

  1. Misogynistic: relating to or exhibiting misogyny.

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