a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogyny.
Also, mis-.

< Greek, combining form of mīseîn to hate, mîsos hatred

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miso- or (before a vowel) mis-
combining form
indicating hatred: misogyny
[from Greek misos hatred]
mis- or (before a vowel) mis-
combining form
[from Greek misos hatred]

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Word Origin & History

before vowels, mis-, comb. form of misos "hatred," misein "to hate." Forming many compounds in English, most of them obscure or recherche, but some perhaps useful, e.g. 'misocapnic (adj.) "hating (tobacco) smoke," 'misocyny "hatred of dogs."
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miso- or mis-
Hatred: misogamy.

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