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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek μισόθεος (misótheos, hating the gods), from μίσος (mísos, hatred) +‎ θεός (theós, 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.

NounEdit

misotheism (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) hatred of God or gods

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "misotheism" in the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, MICRA, 1996, 1998.
  • misotheism” (US) / “misotheism” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.
  • N.E.D. (1907)