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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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.
  2. One who displays prejudice against or looks down upon women.

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Adjective[edit]

misogynist (comparative more misogynist, superlative most misogynist)

  1. Misogynistic: relating to or exhibiting misogyny.

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