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misanthrope

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Definition someone who dislikes people — and often distrusts them
  • Homer Simpson's boss is a greedy misanthrope.
misanthrope = person who dislikes other people
  • ...[Richard Nixon] came across as an extremely smart man who is sadly paranoid, misanthropic, and cynical.
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence
  • he had read several books and made the acquaintance of several great misanthropes of the ages, whose spiritual company soothed him
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • misanthropes = people who dislike and distrust people in general
  • A misanthrope I can understand—a womanthrope, never!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • misanthrope = someone who dislikes people
  • 'Descartes Dream' by Misanthrope.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • misanthrope = someone who dislikes and distrusts people
  • This is not true of all crises, but it is true of sufficiently many to make the most hardened historian cynical and misanthropic.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • misanthropic = someone who dislikes and distrusts people
  • How calm and isolated those misanthropes, those haters of humanity might live there, and all who have a distaste for social life
    Verne, Jules  --  Round The Moon
  • He had absolutely nothing to do, almost died of ennui, and became a confirmed misanthrope.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • Be sure that the coldest-hearted misanthropes are ever of this last order.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of 'Eighty
  • Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick LXVIII-CXXXIV
  • Those quacks and misanthropes who advertise indelible Japan ink should be made to perish along with their wicked discoveries.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • ...written by one Ambrose Bierce, an avowed and confirmed misanthrope of the period:
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • As with a number of his characters, the man of the title is a committed misanthrope, absolutely convinced that everyone else is a sinner.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The sky god was misanthropic, his brother had said, and the underworld god was totally indifferent to man.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • And how could he not have turned misanthrope, when in every man he saw a potential lover for Odette?
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • BERENGER: You're certainly in a very misanthropic mood today.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • He had absolutely nothing to do, almost died of ennui, and became a confirmed misanthrope.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • I am a lone and misanthropic man.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Those quacks and misanthropes who advertise indelible Japan ink should be made to perish along with their wicked discoveries.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The shy, mischievous, and girlish child had turned into an arrogant, know-itall misanthrope.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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