- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsənˈθɹɒpɪk/, /-zən-/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsənˈθɹɑpɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɒpɪk
- Hyphenation: mis‧an‧throp‧ic
- Having a negative view of mankind. This may express itself as, e.g., distrust, dislike, hate, or contempt.
- Antonym: philanthropic
- 1860, Isaac Taylor, “Essay I. Ultimate Civilization.”, in Ultimate Civilization and Other Essays, London: Bell and Daldy […], →OCLC, part I, section IV, page 37:
- [C]hildren, ſervants, are falſe, fraudful, foul, if the miſanthropic man, who is father and maſter, lets fall among them, in his outbreaks of paſſion, his opinion that they are ſo.
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disliking or hating mankind