Definition of misanthropic in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪs(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk/


Having or showing a dislike of other people; unsociable: a misanthropic drunken loner with his misanthropic outlook, he was an ugly character
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  • Kubrick, of course, is eternally categorised as cold, unemotional, misanthropic, somehow inhuman.
  • However, the aggressive and misanthropic nature of the imperialist power system, the denial of any democratic conditions, finds its most visible expression in it.
  • It is possible that you are antisocial, misanthropic, or in need of a good shrink.
antisocial, unsociable, unfriendly, reclusive, uncongenial, unneighbourly, inhospitable, cynical, suspicious, distrustful, sceptical, jaundiced, narrow-minded



Pronunciation: /mɪs(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk(ə)l/ /mɪz(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Martin, the hero, is the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit, a wealthy gentleman made misanthropical by the greed of his family.
  • With him, we may fear, it was a source of misanthropical bitterness, poisoning all the springs of happiness.
  • In 1957, Orson Welles finished filming his last American film, a lurid and misanthropical thriller, Touch of Evil.


Pronunciation: /mɪs(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk(ə)li/ /mɪz(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • The sudden stop is as misanthropically cynical and arbitrary as the track's brutal beginning and will either summon hangman's smiles from the listener or sighs of exasperation.
  • Another character who is misanthropically withdrawn finds redemption in slow stages, progressing from ordinary decency to true heroism.
  • He was too busy eating hot dogs, his face distorted by the meat, his dark feral eyes gleaming misanthropically into the field of play.

Words that rhyme with misanthropic

ectopic, gyroscopic, heliotropic, horoscopic, isotopic, isotropic, kaleidoscopic, macroscopic, microscopic, myopic, philanthropic, phototropic, telescopic, topic, tropic

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Line breaks: mis¦an|throp¦ic

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