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Part of Speech
- A person who hates or distrusts humankind
- An antisocial, cynical, or unfriendly person
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.
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.