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misogynist

[mi-soj-uh-nist, mahy‐] /mɪˈsɒdʒ ə nɪst, maɪ‐/
noun
1.
a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.
Related forms
misogynistic, adjective

misogyny

[mi-soj-uh-nee, mahy-] /mɪˈsɒdʒ ə ni, maɪ-/
noun
1.
hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.
Compare misandry.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin misogynia. See miso-, gyn-, -y3
Related forms
misogynic, misogynous, misogynistic, adjective
misogynist, noun
Can be confused
misandry, misanthropy, misogyny.
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British Dictionary definitions for misogynists

misogyny

/mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪ; maɪ-/
noun
1.
hatred of women
Derived Forms
misogynist, noun, adjective
misogynistic, misogynous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek, from miso- + gunē woman
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Word Origin and History for misogynists

misogyny

n.

1650s, from Modern Latin misogynia, from Greek misogynia, from misogynes "woman-hater," from miso- (see miso-) + gyne "woman" (see queen).

misogynist

n.

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

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misogynists in Medicine

misogyny mi·sog·y·ny (mĭ-sŏj'ə-nē)
n.
Hatred of women.


mi·sog'y·nist n.
mi·sog'y·nis'tic adj.
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