Definition of misanthropic in English:



  • Having or showing a dislike of other people; unsociable.

    ‘a misanthropic drunken loner’
    ‘with his misanthropic outlook, he was an ugly character’
    • ‘It is possible that you are antisocial, misanthropic, or in need of a good shrink.’
    • ‘In any event, the conclusion of Solaris has an unpleasant, misanthropic quality.’
    • ‘Kubrick, of course, is eternally categorised as cold, unemotional, misanthropic, somehow inhuman.’
    • ‘However, the aggressive and misanthropic nature of the imperialist power system, the denial of any democratic conditions, finds its most visible expression in it.’
    • ‘As a result, the film contains no fresh insights and is a cold and misanthropic work.’
    antisocial, unsociable, unfriendly, reclusive, uncongenial, unneighbourly, inhospitable, cynical, suspicious, distrustful, sceptical, jaundiced, narrow-minded
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