misanthrope

[mis-uhn-throhp, miz-]
Also, misanthropist [mis-an-thruh-pist, miz‐] .


Origin:
1555–65; noun use of Greek mīsánthrōpos hating humankind, misanthropic. See mis-2, anthropo-

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Le Misanthrope

[French luh mee-zahn-trawp] .
noun
a comedy (1666) by Molière.
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misanthrope or misanthropist (ˈmɪzənˌθrəʊp, mɪˈzænθrəpɪst)
 
n
a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general
 
[C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man]
 
misanthropist or misanthropist
 
n
 
[C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man]
 
misanthropic or misanthropist
 
adj
 
misan'thropical or misanthropist
 
adj
 
misan'thropically or misanthropist
 
adv
 
misanthropy or misanthropist
 
n

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misanthrope
"one who hates mankind," 1560s, from Gk. misanthropos "hating mankind," from misein "to hate" + anthropos "man" (see anthropo-). Alternative form misanthropist is attested from 1650s.
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Example sentences
Enrico continues to the end of his days estranged from himself and those around
  him, a virtual misanthrope.
Later in life Degas gained a reputation as a recluse, even a misanthrope.
Jobs for smart misanthropes are harder to come by nowadays.
People just go about their business, but that doesn't make one a misanthrope.
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