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misanthrope

[mis-uh n-throhp, miz-] /ˈmɪs ənˌθroʊp, ˈmɪz-/
noun
1.
a hater of humankind.
Also, misanthropist
[mis-an-thruh-pist, miz‐] /mɪsˈæn θrə pɪst, mɪz‐/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; noun use of Greek mīsánthrōpos hating humankind, misanthropic. See mis-2, anthropo-
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British Dictionary definitions for misanthropist

misanthrope

/ˈmɪzənˌθrəʊp/
noun
1.
a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general
Derived Forms
misanthropic (ˌmɪzənˈθrɒpɪk), misanthropical, adjective
misanthropically, adverb
misanthropy (mɪˈzænθrəpɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man
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Word Origin and History for misanthropist

misanthrope

n.

"one who hates mankind," 1560s, from Greek misanthropos "hating mankind," from misein "to hate" (see miso-) + anthropos "man" (see anthropo-). Alternative form misanthropist is attested from 1650s.

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