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Definition of "misanthropic" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope. (adjective)
  • Characterized by a hatred or mistrustful scorn for humankind. (adjective)

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 "misanthropic" in a sentence
  • "In response, he denied being "misanthropic" - that is, anti-human-insisting that his proposals were a "vote for humanity.""
  • "(Then again, we had a house rule against what we called the misanthropic didacts."
  • "He's been called misanthropic, but this play is driven by a savage compassion."