Definition of misogyny in English:



  • [mass noun] Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

    ‘she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny’
    • ‘There is plenty of misogyny in hip-hop, and in our culture in general in fact.’
    • ‘In the past I have accused him both of misogyny and a hateful fundamentalism, but I was wrong on both counts.’
    • ‘The old comics are on their last legs because foreigner-fearing, homophobic bigotry and misogyny are no longer as acceptable as they once were.’
    • ‘When pressed for a reason why, she stammered over her words, not realizing that she might be taken to task for her own misogyny.’
    • ‘Their racism, misogyny and emotional brutality become unbelievable in an English setting.’
    • ‘His beautifully enunciated vowels and curmudgeonly misogyny were so accurately rendered that he took over the stage whenever he appeared.’
    • ‘She defined herself as an engaged cinematographer fighting misogyny and role stereotypes.’
    • ‘Twice he has been confronted by people who have tried to take him to task for perceived misogyny.’
    • ‘Evidence for this more sober assessment is hate, racism, and misogyny on the Web.’
    • ‘The misogyny of early works is a symptom of his own immaturity and the sexual repression of the age.’
    • ‘Was the film a brilliant attack on misogyny, or was it simply misogyny?’
    • ‘The way she tackled misogyny, sexism, homophobia, grief, and God in her work is really inspiring.’
    • ‘This is symptomatic of another link I've noticed with homophobia - that between homophobia and misogyny.’
    • ‘People can't choose their skin colour, or their sex or their sexual orientation, which is why racism and misogyny are so repellent.’
    • ‘This is the man who has been accused of misogyny.’
    • ‘I've seen no misogyny from him or the people around him.’
    • ‘Once you've got over all the rampant misogyny and gratuitous, comic-book violence, it's an entertaining night in.’
    • ‘It is a travesty that there is still misogyny and sexism in the labor movement.’
    • ‘The photos aren't being misogynist and voyeuristic: they are making a statement about misogyny and voyeurism.’
    • ‘There is nothing amusing about snobbery, racism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia.’
    jingoism, excessive patriotism, blind patriotism, excessive nationalism, sectarianism, isolationism, excessive loyalty, flag-waving, xenophobia, racism, racialism, racial prejudice, ethnocentrism, ethnocentricity
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Mid 17th century: from Greek misos hatred + gunē woman.