If your cat hisses at and scratches every single man she encounters, you may be tempted to describe her as a misandrist, someone with a hatred of men.

Anyone who has a powerful prejudice against men is a misandrist, a word that combines the Greek roots miso-, or "hatred," and andros, "men." The woman-hating equivalent, misogynist, is more widely used. Someone who criticizes men or attends a women's college may be accused of being a misandrist — but a true misandrist is hostile toward the entire human male population, a perspective that's quite uncommon.

Definitions of misandrist
  1. noun
    a misanthrope who dislikes men in particular
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    type of:
    misanthrope, misanthropist
    someone who dislikes people in general
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