Wednesday Word for March 30, 2022

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

  1. A person who hates or distrusts humankind
  2. An antisocial, cynical, or unfriendly person

History

The first known use of misanthrope was in 1683. The word comes from the Greek misanthrōpos hating humankind, from misein to hate + anthrōpos human being.

Synonyms

cynic, naysayer, pessimist

Usage and Examples

Here are some examples:

  • Chester had always thought himself a misanthrope, but maybe he was just an introvert instead.
  • Johnson portrays him as a cuddly grump, a sweet-natured misanthrope, more doleful than angry.

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