Definition of misanthropy in English:
A dislike of humankind: the streak of misanthropy in his nature
More 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 misanthropylycanthropy, philanthropy
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan