misanthropist


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mis·an·thrope

 (mĭs′ən-thrōp′, mĭz′-) also mis·an·thro·pist (mĭs-ăn′thrə-pĭst, mĭz′-)
n.
One who hates or mistrusts humankind.

[French, from Greek mīsanthrōpos, hating mankind : mīso-, miso- + anthrōpos, man.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misanthropist - someone who dislikes people in generalmisanthropist - someone who dislikes people in general
crank, crosspatch, grouch, grump, churl - a bad-tempered person
misogynist, woman hater - a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular

misanthropist

noun
A person who expects only the worst from people:
Translations

misanthropist

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪst] Nmisántropo/a m/f

misanthropist

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪst] nmisanthrope m/f

misanthropist

nMisanthrop(in) m(f), → Menschenfeind(in) m(f)

misanthropist

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪst] nmisantropo/a
References in classic literature ?
Let the advocates of a falsely called Philanthropy plead as they may for the abrogation of the Irregular Penal Laws, I for my part have never known an Irregular who was not also what Nature evidently intended him to be -- a hypocrite, a misanthropist, and, up to the limits of his power, a perpetrator of all manner of mischief.
Relatives I had as few as misanthropist could desire; but from self-congratulation on the fact, on first landing, I soon came to keen regret.
All the world used her ill, said this young misanthropist, and we may be pretty certain that persons whom all the world treats ill, deserve entirely the treatment they get.
No matter how determined a misanthropist you might be, this was a place where it was near impossible to live or die entirely alone.
Golder captures clearly for himself what Adrian struggles to express through action: "I know I am a misanthropist.
Somebody intent on committing suicide or an extreme misanthropist on his death bed might prefer the whole of mankind to disappear with him.
At the beginning of the novel, Evelyn, the misogynist and misanthropist Englishman, comes to New York City from London to work at a university.
A comedy about a misanthropist and an awkward boy becoming unlikely friends, having wacky adventures--Oliver and Vincent often do so with a pregnant Russian stripper (Naomi Watts) riding shotgun--and learning heartwarming lessons is a familiar movie plot.
While Kazantzakis is a misogynist when it comes to the women, he is also a misanthropist when it comes to humankind as a whole.
He's a self-confessed misanthropist and comic curmudgeon whose caustic insights promise an onslaught of hilarious negativity.