EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μῖσος (mîsos, hatred) or μῑσέω (mīséō, to hate) (+ -ia); attested since at least the 1950s. Devised as an alternative to the suffix -phobia, which etymologically (and clinically) denotes fear, though it is also widely used in English to denote hatred. Compare -misic (hating something), as in homomisic.

SuffixEdit

-misia

  1. (rare) hatred; dislike; aversion
    Antonym: -philia

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