From Greek μισόθεος "hating the gods", from μίσος "hatred" and θεός "god". The Greek compound is found in Aeschylus (Agamemnon 1090; compare dystheism). The English word appears as a nonce-coinage, used by T. De Quincey in 1846.
- (obsolete, rare) Hatred of God or gods
- Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. 
- "† misotheism, n. (Obs. rare)", Oxford English Dictionary (online edition, 2007)
- N.E.D. (1907)