What does misanthrope mean?

misanthrope meaning in General Dictionary

somebody who dislikes folks in general

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  • A hater of humanity a misanthropist
  • A hater of humanity; a misanthropist.

misanthrope meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"one which hates humanity," 1560s, from Greek misanthropos "hating humanity," from misein "to hate" (see miso-) + anthropos "man" (see anthropo-). Alternative form misanthropist is attested from 1650s.


misanthrope meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A hater of humanity; a misanthropist.


Sentence Examples with the word misanthrope

Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object, even for the poor misanthrope and most melancholy man.

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