misogyny


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mi·sog·y·ny

 (mĭ-sŏj′ə-nē)
n.
Hatred or mistrust of women.

[Greek mīsoguniā : mīso-, miso- + gunē, woman; see -gyny.]

mis′o·gyn′ic (mĭs′ə-jĭn′ĭk, -gī′nĭk) adj.

misogyny

(mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪ; maɪ-)
n
hatred of women
[C17: from Greek, from miso- + gunē woman]
miˈsogynist n, adj
miˌsogyˈnistic, miˈsogynous adj

mi•sog•y•ny

(mɪˈsɒdʒ ə ni, maɪ-)

n.
hatred of or hostility toward women.
[1650–60; < Greek mīsogynía= mīsogyn(ēs) a woman-hater (mīso- miso- + -gynēs, adj. derivative of gynḗ woman) + -ia -y3]
mi•sog′y•nic, mi•sog′y•nous, mi•sog`y•nis′tic, adj.
mi•sog′y•nist, n.

misogyny

a hatred of women — misogynist, n.
See also: Women
an extreme dislike of females, frequently based upon unhappy experience or upbringing. Cf. misandry.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misogyny - hatred of womenmisogyny - hatred of women      
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
philogyny - admiration for women

misogyny

noun
Quotations
"Nothing makes a man hate a woman more than her constant conversation" [William Wycherley The Country Wife]
"Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." [Dr. Johnson]
Translations
misogynianaisviha

misogyny

[mɪˈsɒdʒɪnɪ] Nmisoginia f

misogyny

[mɪˈsɒdʒɪni] nmisogynie f

misogyny

nFrauenfeindlichkeit f, → Misogynie f (geh)

mi·sog·y·ny

n. misoginia, aversión a las mujeres.
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