misanthropy misanthropy

Definition(s):

  1. (n) hatred of mankind
  2. (n) a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. House is so gifted not in spite of but because of his cynicism--his misanthropy and suspicion make him the ruthlessly probing skeptic his patients need.
  2. These paragons of narcissism, misanthropy and delusion now have a shrine of their own, at tweetingtoohard.
  3. No one would choose pain, misanthropy and terrible luck as the recurring themes of a life, but Merritt has at least put his misery to excellent use.

News

  • The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: All About Bananas Etc

    Is the humble banana really a superfood in disguise, one capable of revitalizing the British Isles after a tidal flood of misanthropy? Yann Gorriz thinks so. The documentarian has assembled this extraordinary explanation of Britain's and India's tightly-woven histories and the bananas that could save them both. Read more...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

Quotes

  1. "What's most striking about 'Extract,' beyond the scarcity of jokes and absence of actual filmmaking, is its deep well of sourness, which at times borders on misanthropy," Ms. Dargis wrote in The Times in September.
    on Dec 25, 2009 By: Manohla Dargis Source: New York Times

  2. "You left us with the task of reminding humanity of the Holocaust and to warn of misanthropy," Ashbel said. "We share your hope for a better world and will carry on your mission and work."
    on Sep 21, 2005 By: Dan Ashbel Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. When it opened in America a few months later, Andrew Sarris explained its Cannes triumph partly through the distorting lens of Vietnam, writing that "motorcycles, materialism, misanthropy and murder have long served as adequate cinematic...
    on Apr 7, 2010 By: Andrew Sarris Source: New York Times

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