Definition of Misanthropic

1. Adjective. Believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others.

Exact synonyms: Cynical, Misanthropical
Similar to: Distrustful
Derivative terms: Cynic, Misanthropy, Misanthrope, Misanthropy



2. Adjective. Hating mankind in general.
Exact synonyms: Misanthropical
Similar to: Ill-natured
Derivative terms: Misanthropy, Misanthrope, Misanthropy

Definition of Misanthropic

1. a. Hating or disliking mankind.

Definition of Misanthropic

1. Adjective. Hating or disliking mankind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misanthropic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misanthropic

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misandries
misandrist
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misangas
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misanthrope
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misanthropic (current term)
misanthropical
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Literary usage of Misanthropic

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1. Fragments from German prose writers by Sarah Austin (1841)
"... warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. ..."

2. Rejected Addresses: Or, The New Theatrum Poetarum by James Smith, Horace Smith (1841)
"... succeeded better in copying the moody and misanthropic sentiments-of Childe Harold, than the nervous and impetuous diction in which his noble biographer ..."

3. Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German by Karoline Bauer (1884)
"... and rendered all the more misanthropic and bitter through this blow of fate. St. Petersburg became hateful to him. Raupach went to Italy, and there, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"misanthropic expresses a hatred of mankind as a race. ... Byron's Childe Harold is '* a jaded and misanthropic voluptuary": such a person ..."

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