misanthropic misanthropic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
  2. (adj) hating mankind in general

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • There is no place for misanthropic people in an egalitarian society.

News

  • ‘Some’ just isn’t enough

    ‘All the stuff you do makes you a not very nice person,” Kristen Bell understates to Adam Brody in this adaptation of a minor Neil LaBute play. The same could, obviously, be said of LaBute, who’s made his name with a slew of misanthropic plays and movies. “Some Girl...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. Paul said: "It is kind of what I'm like in some ways. I don't think I'm as misanthropic as the character that I'm playing. But a lot of his gripes are my own gripes, I might have played them up a little bit for comedy's sake. But it's not that far...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Paul Rudd Source: Metro

  2. "I love the social faux pas, I love these people that are awkward," Gervais said. "The only reason you laugh at Pincus from the beginning is that you feel a bit sorry for him. He's a very rich, successful, curmudgeonly, misanthropic, rude...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Ricky Gervais Source: Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

  3. Giamatti said last night at the premiere that Adams was "neurotic, depressive, misanthropic -- but also fairly heroic."
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Paul Giamatti Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

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