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misanthropy Syllabification: mis·an·thro·py
Pronunciation: /məˈsanTHrəpē/

Definition of misanthropy in English:


A dislike of humankind.
Example sentences
  • By Bukowski's own admission, he was always the hero of his stories, which are shot through with black humour, misogyny, misanthropy, narcissism, wishful thinking, and inconsolable loneliness.
  • Along with ‘cynicism and misanthropy,’ he detects Catholic guilt and ‘deep-seated problems with women.’
  • Indeed, a lot of the performances from the early 1990s give a misleading image of an arrogant American with a hefty streak of misanthropy.


Mid 17th century: from Greek misanthrōpia, from miso- 'hating' + anthrōpos 'man'.

Words that rhyme with misanthropy

lycanthropy, philanthropy
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