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[mi-soj-uh-nist, mahy‐] /mɪˈsɒdʒ ə nɪst, maɪ‐/
a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.
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misogynistic, adjective Unabridged
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  • It would be incorrect to describe him as a misogynist, but he successfully withstood all attempts to marry him.

    Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
  • Saunders was a bachelor of fifty and a misogynist by repute.

  • The future misogynist was fostered by the child's passionate and unrequited love for the mother.

    August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
  • How often before and since the misogynist has asserted that women have no conscience.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • Her smile he thought would have ravished the heart of a misogynist.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
Word Origin and History for misogynist

1610s, from Greek misogynes "woman-hater" (see misogyny).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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