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Misanthropist   Listen

Someone who dislikes people in general.  Synonym: misanthrope.

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"Misanthropist" Quotes from Famous Books

... himself, he suffers acutely from all their jealousies and quarrels, and from the near and perpetual view of the littleness by which artists too often degrade themselves. Another man in Mr. Gresham's situation would become a misanthropist, and would comfort himself by railing against the ingratitude of mankind; but this would not comfort Mr. Gresham. He loves his fellow-creatures, and sees their faults in sorrow rather than in anger. I have known him, and intimately, for a considerable time, and yet I never heard him speak on this ...
— Tales and Novels, Vol. VII - Patronage • Maria Edgeworth

... bitter lines introduce us to Jonathan Swift. Nature, together with the character of his time, made the great Dean a misanthropist. Physical infirmity, disappointed hopes, and a long series of humiliations destroyed the happiness which should have belonged to his rare union of noble gifts,—his tall, commanding figure, his awe-inspiring countenance, ...
— A History of English Prose Fiction • Bayard Tuckerman

Words linked to "Misanthropist" :   churl, grump, woman hater, misogynist, grouch, crank, misanthrope, misanthropy, crosspatch

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