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misanthrope
used in The Magic Mountain

6 uses
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Definition
someone who dislikes people — and often distrusts them
  • There came a time when he took over from the priest, who in murky and misanthropic eras of the past was permitted to arrogate the education of youth to himself.
    3.4 - Satana (93% in)
  • Humanism had been accused of exaggerating the importance of form; but it cultivated beautiful form purely for the sake of the dignity of man—in brilliant antithesis to the Middle Ages, which had sunk not only into misanthropy and superstition, but also into ignominious formlessness.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (87% in)
  • ...urgent— without, of course, being able to deny that it was a temptation whispered from one particular corner, the promptings of a creature in Spanish black with a snow-white, pleated ruff; and bound up with the idea and image were all sorts of gloomy, caustically Jesuitical, and misanthropic notions, the torture and corporal punishment that were such abominations to Herr Settembrini, who with his barrel organ and ragione could only appear ridiculous in his opposition to them.
    6.7 - Snow (58% in)
  • Only a misanthrope could christen the lack of the Word—raw, mute reality itself—with such a name.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (57% in)
  • Perhaps there is still time, however, to ask you to take into account certain observations we have occasionally made concerning the misanthropic nature of paradoxes.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (23% in)
  • Torturers at work, misanthropy dressed in Spanish black with a starched ruff and with lust in place of love—the outcome of steadfast, pious devotion.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (93% in)

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