Definition of Misanthropos in English:

Misanthropos

noun

rare
  • (A name given to) a person who displays characteristics reminiscent of the semi-legendary misanthrope Timon of Athens (also called Timon Misanthropos); a misanthrope.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas North (1535–?1603), translator. From ancient Greek μισάνθρωπος (adjective) hating mankind, in Hellenistic Greek also specifically the name given to Timon of Athens in Plutarch's Lives ( Antonius 70) from μισο- + ἄνθρωπος human being. Compare classical Latin mīsanthrōpos (Cicero, of Timon), post-classical Latin misanthropus.

Pronunciation

Misanthropos

/mɪzˈanθrəˌpɒs//mɪsˈanθrəˌpɒs//mɪsˈanθrəpəs/