misotheism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek μισόθεος (misótheos, hating the gods), from μίσος (mísos, hatred) +‎ θεός (theós, god). The Greek compound is found in Aeschylus (Agamemnon 1090; compare dystheism). The English word appears as a nonce-coinage, used by T. De Quincey in 1846.

Noun[edit]

misotheism (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) hatred of God or gods

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