misanthropy


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mis·an·thro·py

(mis-an'thrŏ-pē),
Aversion to and hatred of human beings.
[G. miseō, to hate, + anthrōpos, man]

misanthropy

(mĭs-ăn′thrə-pē, mĭz-)
n.
Hatred or mistrust of humankind.

misanthropy

(1) Hatred of man (humans).
(2) Hatred of men (males).

mis·an·thro·py

(mis-an'thrŏ-pē)
Aversion to or hatred of human beings.
[G. miseō, to hate, + anthrōpos, person]
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