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misanthropy

[mis-an-thruh-pee, miz-] /mɪsˈæn θrə pi, mɪz-/
noun
1.
hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.
Origin of misanthropy
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek mīsanthrōpía. See misanthrope, -y3
Can be confused
misandry, misanthropy, misogyny.
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Word Origin and History for misanthropy
n.

1650s, from Greek misanthropia "hatred of mankind," from misanthropos (see misanthrope).

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misanthropy in Medicine

misanthropy mis·an·thro·py (mĭs-ān'thrə-pē, mĭz-)
n.
Hatred or mistrust of humankind.


mis'an·throp'ic (mĭs'ən-thrŏp'ĭk) adj.
mis'an·thrope' (mĭs'ən-thrōp', mĭz'-) or mis·an'thro·pist n.
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