misogyny

misogyny

[mi-soj-uh-nee, mahy-]
noun
hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.
Compare misandry.


Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin misogynia. See miso-, gyn-, -y3

misogynic, misogynous, misogynistic, adjective
misogynist, noun

misandry, misanthropy, misogyny.
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misogyny (mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪ, maɪ-)
 
n
hatred of women
 
[C17: from Greek, from miso- + gunē woman]
 
mi'sogynist
 
n, —adj
 
misogy'nistic
 
adj
 
mi'sogynous
 
adj

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misogyny
1650s, from Gk. misogynia, from misogynes "woman-hater," from miso- + gyne "woman" (see queen).
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misogyny mi·sog·y·ny (mĭ-sŏj'ə-nē)
n.
Hatred of women.


mi·sog'y·nist n.
mi·sog'y·nis'tic adj.
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