misogyny (n.) 1650s, from Mod.L. misogynia, from Gk. misogynia, from misogynes "woman-hater," from miso- (see MISO- (Cf. miso-)) + gyne "woman" (see QUEEN (Cf. queen)).

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  • Misogyny — Mi*sog y*ny (m[i^]*s[o^]j [i^]*n[y^]; 277), n. [Gr. misogyni a: cf. F. misogynie.] Hatred of women. Contrast {misandry}. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misogyny — ► NOUN ▪ hatred of women. ORIGIN from Greek misos hatred + gun woman …   English terms dictionary

  • misogyny — [mi säj′ə nē] n. [Gr misogynia: see MISO & GYNY] hatred of women, esp. by a man misogynist n. misogynous adj. misogynic misogynistic …   English World dictionary

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  • misogyny — Literally, hatred of women. Kate Millet brought the idea of misogyny to the fore in Sexual Politics (1970), where she provided a broad theoretical base for radical feminism . She argued that patriarchal power creates a sexist society and that… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • misogyny — [[t]mɪsɒ̱ʤɪni[/t]] N UNCOUNT Misogyny is a strong dislike of women …   English dictionary

  • misogyny — misogynist, misogyny see misanthrope …   Modern English usage

  • misogyny — noun Etymology: Greek misogynia, from misein to hate + gynē woman more at queen Date: circa 1656 a hatred of women • misogynic adjective • misogynist noun or adjective • misogynistic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misogyny — misogynic, misogynous, misogynistic, adj. misogynist, n. /mi soj euh nee, muy /, n. hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women. Cf. misandry. [1650 60; < NL misogynia. See MISO , GYN , Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • misogyny — noun /mɪˈsɒdʒ.ɪ.ni,mɪˈsɑːdʒ.ɪ.ni/ hatred or contempt for women Syn: misogynism Ant: misandry, philogyny …   Wiktionary

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