Misogyny is the hatred of women. Whenever someone thinks that all women share one trait — usually something negative — that’s misogyny.

The noun misogyny, pronounced "miss-AH-jih-nee," comes from the Greek word misogynia, which means “woman-hater.” Misogyny is prejudice — like bigotry or racism — that’s directed toward women. Misogyny takes many forms, from hiring a less-qualified male job candidate instead of a woman to excluding women from joining a club, just because of their gender.

Definitions of misogyny

n hatred of women

admiration for women
Type of:
hate, hatred
the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

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