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Definition of "misanthrope" [mis•an•thrope]

  • One who hates or mistrusts humankind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misanthrope" in a sentence
  • "For his sin of sympathetic disengagement, this particular misanthrope is cut off from social sympathy in death as well as in life."
  • "Smith is called a misanthrope, but maybe he's more a cynic and a secret melancholic."
  • "The misanthrope was the supreme failure of life because he had not the intelligence to realize, or could not reconcile himself to, the incomplete condition of human nature."