misanthropy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  hatred of mankind
  • n  a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people

  • 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.
  • It permits a few inside jokes (a cartoon of a bat in a suit, drawn by Kane), but mines its main humor from the Joker's ribald misanthropy ("This town needs an enema").
  • He plays the proprietor of a moribund grocery store, tormented by his awful wife and children, driven half-mad by every passer-by, registering victimization and misanthropy in his .
News & Articles

  • 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...        
    June 11, 2013 - Gizmodo

  • Manohla Dargis in New York Times
    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.
  • Dan Ashbel in San Diego Union Tribune
    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."
  • Andrew Sarris in New York Times
    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...

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