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[ UK /mɪsænθɹˈɒpɪk/ ]
  1. hating mankind in general
  2. believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
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How To Use misanthropic In A Sentence

  • Could I be misanthropical when I saw such fidelity, and dignity, andsimplicity? Nokia announces NFC handset for Q107
  • Kubrick, of course, is eternally categorised as cold, unemotional, misanthropic, somehow inhuman.
  • But I also confess to being misanthropic -- I don't much like most people.
  • It was more like a soccer match attended by a club of misanthropic inebriates.
  • However, the aggressive and misanthropic nature of the imperialist power system, the denial of any democratic conditions, finds its most visible expression in it.
  • Even the grim features of Cristal Nixon relaxed when he attended on her, and it was then, if ever, that his misanthropical visage expressed some sympathy with the rest of humanity. Redgauntlet
  • TA: Your work has been noted, perhaps unfairly, for its misanthropic view of the world. Fiction in the Age of E-Books
  • But it is not just sex that is fixated on waste and scatology; the characters within the film are painted with a misanthropic glee.
  • These are generally old fellows with white heads and red faces, addicted to port wine and Hessian boots, who from some cause, real or imaginary — generally the former, the excellent reason being that they are rich, and their relations poor — grow suspicious of everybody, and do the misanthropical in chambers, taking great delight in thinking themselves unhappy, and making everybody they come near, miserable. Sketches by Boz
  • Yet this luxury of self-love was checked by a misanthropical spitefulness, resulting from the terrible wound she had received, — although by this time she was beginning to think of that wound as a disappointment only. Modeste Mignon
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