misanthropy


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mis·an·thro·py

 (mĭs-ăn′thrə-pē, mĭz-)
n.
Hatred or mistrust of humankind.

mis•an•thro•py

(mɪsˈæn θrə pi, mɪz-)

n.
hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.
[1650–60; < Greek]

misanthropy

a hatred of mankind; pessimistic distrust of human nature expressed in thought and behavior. Cf. philanthropy. — misanthrope, misanthropist, n.misanthropic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
a hatred or distrust of all people. — misathrope, n. — misanthropic, adj.
See also: Mankind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misanthropy - hatred of mankindmisanthropy - hatred of mankind      
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
2.misanthropy - a disposition to dislike and mistrust other peoplemisanthropy - a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people
unfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition

misanthropy

noun cynicism, scepticism, inhumanity, malevolence, hatred of mankind He was known for his outbursts of resentment, and for his misanthropy.
Quotations
"I wish I loved the human race;"
"I wish I loved its silly face;"
"I wish I liked the way it walks;"
"I wish I liked the way it talks;"
"And when I'm introduced to one"
"I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!" [Walter Raleigh Wishes of an Elderly Man]
Translations
misantropie
ihmisvihamisantropia
mizantropija

misanthropy

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪ] Nmisantropía f

misanthropy

misanthropy

[mɪˈzænθrəpɪ] nmisantropia

mis·an·thro·py

n. misantropía, aversión a la humanidad.
References in classic literature ?
Breakfast being at length over, Mr Codlin called the bill, and charging the ale to the company generally (a practice also savouring of misanthropy) divided the sum-total into two fair and equal parts, assigning one moiety to himself and friend, and the other to Nelly and her grandfather.
The first risk that Dantes ran was, that the jailer, when he brought him his supper at seven o'clock, might perceive the change that had been made; fortunately, twenty times at least, from misanthropy or fatigue, Dantes had received his jailer in bed, and then the man placed his bread and soup on the table, and went away without saying a word.
He had the ordinary temperament of genius, and was a compound of misanthropy, sensibility, and enthusiasm.
Such were the ideas of the unfortunate prince while sitting listlessly upon his horse, to which he abandoned the reins; he rode slowly along beneath the warm May sun, in which the somber misanthropy of the exile perceived a last insult to his grief.
Such a party was highly agreeable to Rosalie; but not finding it equally suitable to my taste, I presently fell back, and began to botanise and entomologise along the green banks and budding hedges, till the company was considerably in advance of me, and I could hear the sweet song of the happy lark; then my spirit of misanthropy began to melt away beneath the soft, pure air and genial sunshine; but sad thoughts of early childhood, and yearnings for departed joys, or for a brighter future lot, arose instead.
"First, because misanthropy is a luxury in which I cannot afford to indulge.
Upon this great foundation of misanthropy, the whole building of my Travels is erected."
There had been a period when Hester was less alive to this consideration; or, perhaps, in the misanthropy of her own trouble, she left the minister to bear what she might picture to herself as a more tolerable doom.
It was no common misanthropy which had shut Captain Nemo and his companions within the Nautilus, but a hatred, either monstrous or sublime, which time could never weaken.
"Well," said D'Artagnan, smiling at the misanthropy of Athos, which from any other person would have offended him, "I ride what I can get; I am not so proud as you.
Notwithstanding my misanthropy I had to see a few people on account of all these Royalist affairs which I couldn't very well drop, and in truth did not wish to drop.
He had long ago discovered the truth, that Jupiter created men during a fit of misanthropy, and that during a wise man's whole life, his destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege.