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misanthropic

Line breaks: mis¦an|throp¦ic
Pronunciation: /mɪs(ə)nˈθrɒpɪk
 
, mɪz-/

Definition of misanthropic in English:

adjective

Having or showing a dislike of other people; unsociable: a misanthropic drunken loner with his misanthropic outlook, he was an ugly character
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
antisocial, unsociable, unfriendly, reclusive, uncongenial, unneighbourly, inhospitable, cynical, suspicious, distrustful, sceptical, jaundiced, narrow-minded

Derivatives

misanthropical

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈθrɒpɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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.

misanthropically

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈθrɒpɪk(ə)li/
adverb
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  • Another character who is misanthropically withdrawn finds redemption in slow stages, progressing from ordinary decency to true heroism.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.

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