Definition of Misanthropy

1. Noun. Hatred of mankind.

Generic synonyms: Hate, Hatred
Derivative terms: Misanthropic, Misanthropical, Misanthropist



2. Noun. A disposition to dislike and mistrust other people.
Generic synonyms: Unfriendliness
Derivative terms: Misanthropic, Misanthropical, Misanthropist

Definition of Misanthropy

1. n. Hatred of, or dislike to, mankind; -- opposed to philanthropy.

Definition of Misanthropy

1. Noun. Hatred or dislike of people or mankind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misanthropy

1. [n -PIES]

Medical Definition of Misanthropy

1. Aversion to and hatred of human beings. Origin: G. Miseo, to hate, + anthropos, man (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Misanthropy

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1. Lord Byron Jugé Par Les Témoins de Sa Vie =: My Recollections of Lord Byron by Teresa Guiccioli (1869)
"LORD BYRON has also been accused of misanthropy. But what is a misanthrope ... It will be said, for instance, that there are different kinds of misanthropy. ..."

2. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1824)
"Lord Byron was noted for a kind of poetical misanthropy, but it existed much more in the imagination of the public than in reality. He was fond of society, ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1820)
"Her family-name, however, ever holds forth a promise to the public, which she, in this instance, has well redeemed. Art. 13. misanthropy, and other Poems, ..."

4. The Gay Science by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1866)
"Byron, of all our recent poets,would be most easily accused of this misanthropy; but it is not of Words- Byron that we have to complain : it is of Words- ..."

5. Prison Discipline: And the Advantages of the Separate System of Imprisonment by John Field (1848)
"Reason and observation indeed might lead us to infer that the association of criminals is much more calculated to produce or increase misanthropy. ..."

6. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"followers, meant, in fact, a condemnation of civilised man, not misanthropy, indeed, but a conviction of the thorough corruption of men as they are—whatever ..."

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