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[mis-uh n-throp-ik, miz-] /ˌmɪs ənˈθrɒp ɪk, ˌmɪz-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope.
characterized by misanthropy.
Also, misanthropical.
Origin of misanthropic
1755-65; misanthrope + -ic
Related forms
misanthropically, adverb
unmisanthropic, adjective
unmisanthropical, adjective
unmisanthropically, adverb
1. antisocial, unfriendly, morose, surly. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for misanthropic
  • The technology is good, but its intended uses are cowardly, dangerous and misanthropic.
  • Hugh wants to get there, away from his role as peacemaker and troubleshooter, to live in misanthropic bliss.
  • The bankers regard the hacks as misanthropic sensationalists.
  • To present this lifestyle as somehow curable is to label many normally functioning and happy individuals as misanthropic.
  • In another writer, this might be tragic wisdom, or grounds for misanthropic satire.
  • It has robust, misanthropic violence and gallons of dark, warm ale consumption.
  • Yet the director gives the film enough of a misanthropic edge to hold sentimentality at bay.
  • It is a treasure for anyone who has ever felt in tune with this cheerfully misanthropic comedian.
  • That's something of a misanthropic reason for wanting to develop cloaking technology.
  • Don't blame the anthropophagous, misanthropic way societies are organized but blame the individuals and call them basically crazy.
Word Origin and History for misanthropic

1762, from misanthrope + -ic. Earlier was misanthropical (1620s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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