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.]
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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
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misanthropist

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

misanthropist

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪst] Nmisántropo/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

misanthropist

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪst] nmisanthrope m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

misanthropist

nMisanthrop(in) m(f), → Menschenfeind(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

misanthropist

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪst] nmisantropo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
In the name of this suffering humanity, all liberal, peace-loving and saner elements of both Pakistan and India should come together to defeat warmongers, fundamentalist and misanthropist. This can be done by rising above one's narrow interest of party, nation, sect or religion and seeking a universal truth that is upheld by all human beings.
According to it, the source of misanthropy is to be found in the misanthropist himself, who is thus responsible for the bitterness he develops.
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. I don't care for people and I don't want them to care for me.
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.
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.
Biographers have portrayed Swift as a Great Author, an Irish patriot, a staunch man of the cloth, a religious skeptic, a venerable moralist, a charitable jester, a misogynist, and a savage misanthropist. His life has been dramatically rendered: biographies bear catchy subtitles such as "The Egotist" (Rossi and Hone, 1934), "Giant in Chains" (Goodwin, 1940), and "A Hypocrite Reversed" (Nokes).