misogynist

If you're someone who believes women belong in the kitchen and shouldn't be accorded the same respect as men, you might be a misogynist. A misogynist is a person who hates or doesn't trust women.

Misogynist is from Greek misogynḗs, from the prefix miso- "hatred" plus gynḗ "a woman." The English suffix -ist means "person who does something." The prefix mis-, a variant of miso- before a vowel, appears in the opposite term misandrist, which is a person who hates or doesn't trust men. The corresponding nouns are mysogyny and misandry.

DEFINITIONS OF: misogynist

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n a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular

Synonyms:
woman hater
Type of:
misanthrope, misanthropist
someone who dislikes people in general
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