Definition of misogyny in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪˈsɒdʒ(ə)ni/


[mass noun]
Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women: she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny
More example sentences
  • There is nothing amusing about snobbery, racism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia.
  • The old comics are on their last legs because foreigner-fearing, homophobic bigotry and misogyny are no longer as acceptable as they once were.
  • People can't choose their skin colour, or their sex or their sexual orientation, which is why racism and misogyny are so repellent.



Example sentences
  • Both nature and the process of scientific enquiry appear conceptualized in ways modelled on rape and torture - on man's most violent and misogynous relationship with women.
  • When Clare Boothe's The Women was first produced on Broadway in 1936, it was seen as not only antifeminist but outright misogynous.
  • I know, I come across as misogynous when I say that.


Mid 17th century: from Greek misos 'hatred' + gunē 'woman'.

Words that rhyme with misogyny

androgyny, homogeny, progeny

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