woman hater


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Woman \Wom"an\, n.; pl. Women. [OE. woman, womman, wumman,
   wimman, wifmon, AS. w[imac]fmann, w[imac]mmann; w[imac]f
   woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]
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   1. An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as
      distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female
      person.
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            Women are soft, mild pitiful, and flexible. --Shak.
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            And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man,
            made he a woman.                      --Gen. ii. 22.
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            I have observed among all nations that the women
            ornament themselves more than the men; that,
            wherever found, they are the same kind, civil,
            obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay
            and cheerful, timorous and modest.    --J. Ledyard.
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   2. The female part of the human race; womankind.
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            Man is destined to be a prey to woman. --Thackeray.
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   3. A female attendant or servant. " By her woman I sent your
      message." --Shak.
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   Woman hater, one who hates women; one who has an aversion
      to the female sex; a misogynist. --Swift.
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