misanthrope misanthrope  /ˈmɪs ənθ ˌroʊp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who dislikes people in general

Usage(s):

  1. Moreover, though still a ladykiller sometimes quite literally the priapic secret agent has morphed from infamous misogynist to indiscriminate misanthrope.
  2. Coyne begins the book as a cold, despicable misanthrope, but as we learn about the personal past that made him that way he had an abusive father we gain sympathy for him.
  3. He is also haunted by his past, which made him an angry misogynist-cum-misanthrope.

News

  • The problem with adaptations

    Quintessence Theater stages a snappy Misanthrope adaptation, full of sexual intrigue and hypocritical starlets. But it forces the question of why we adapt if we love the originals?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "Because there's more people," McMurtry says, averting his eyes. "I'm not really a people person." "I don't know that I'm a misanthrope; I just hate people - some of the time."
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: James McMurtry Source: Lower Hudson Journal news

  2. "I don't think the character on my TV show is a misanthrope," said David, dressed in his usual casual outfit of tan pants, sneakers and a black T-shirt and sports jacket. "He's just honest, so he gets in a lot of confrontations. He's not like...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Larry David Source: Bloomberg

  3. "Lou Reed is a misanthrope," Hickenlooper says. "He's not really liked by anybody."
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: George Hickenlooper Source: Los Angeles Daily News

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