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Adj.1.misanthropical - believing the worst of human nature and motivesmisanthropical - believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
2.misanthropical - hating mankind in generalmisanthropical - hating mankind in general    
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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I now recollected that I had business with Robert Wilson, concerning the purchase of a certain field adjoining my farm - a business I had been putting off from day to day; for I had no interest in anything now; and besides, I was misanthropically inclined, and, moreover, had a particular objection to meeting Jane Wilson or her mother; for though I had too good reason, now, to credit their reports concerning Mrs.
On the first occasion it was at my charterers, where he came in misanthropically to get paid for towing out a French barque the day before.
Martin, however, is misanthropically withdrawn from the world, paranoiacally convinced that others cannot be trusted; Celia becomes an object of this bitterness and mistrust, while also feeding it through her own perverse efforts to make Martin reliant on her.