What does misanthrope mean?

Definitions for misanthropeˈmɪs ənˌθroʊp, ˈmɪz-; mɪsˈæn θrə pɪst, mɪz-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misanthrope.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misanthrope, misanthropist(noun)

    someone who dislikes people in general


  1. misanthrope(Noun)

    One who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race.

  2. Origin: to hate + a man; compare misanthrope and English miser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misanthrope(noun)

    a hater of mankind; a misanthropist

  2. Origin: [Gr. misa`nqrwpos; misei^n to hate + 'a`nqrwpos a man; cf. F. misanthrope. Cf. Miser.]


  1. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope is a French metal band, formed in 1988. The name of the band is taken from Molière's play Le Misanthrope, reflecting the band's very theatrical style and the influence of the French dramatist on their music and lyrics. The band's genre is difficult to define, but could probably be best described as progressive/technical death metal, somewhere along the lines of Opeth or In Flames, with a wide array of tempo and style changes. The band also makes extensive use of keyboards, and features clean, though tormented, vocals alongside the traditional death grunt. Misanthrope was voted best French metal band by the readers of magazines Hard'N'Heavy in 1999, and by the readers of Hard Rock Mag and Hard'N'Heavy in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misanthrope

    mis′an-thrōp, n. a hater of mankind: one who distrusts every one else—also Misan′thropist.—adjs. Misanthrop′ic, -al, hating or distrusting mankind.—adv. Misanthrop′ically.—ns. Misan′thropos (Shak.), a misanthrope; Misan′thropy, hatred or distrust of mankind. [Fr.,—Gr. misanthrōposmisein, to hate, anthrōpos, a man.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misanthrope in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misanthrope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Polly Whitney:

    Misanthropes need people without a steady supply, the misanthrope cannot fully apply his art.

  2. Panagiotis Trikokglou:

    The only thing that I care about is not being humiliated by Schaeuble and the rest of them, i don't care if we go to the drachma or whatever, we support the prime minister whatever decision he makes, but now I feel a little bad, not with the prime minister but with Germany's stance. This misanthrope Schaeuble, I don't know what he's trying to achieve.

Images & Illustrations of misanthrope

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