Misanthrope

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Misanthrope

exposes frivolity and inconsistency of French society (1600s). [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
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While misanthropes express a general dislike for humanity on the whole, they typically have normal relationships with individual members of society.
So Jim Crow becomes a necessary evil, the Confederate flag has nothing to do with slavery, and lynch mobs were not formed by your fathers and sisters, but from misanthropes existing outside of society.
So it was with particular interest that I snooped around the new stand at Newbury last Friday, the same day as your reporter, whose views and those of a few other misanthropes appeared in the Racing Post last Saturday.
Swift and Kavanagh were a pair of Irish misanthropes in Kennelly's eyes and therefore worthy of admiration.
SHAME on the misererable misanthropes who want to kill the sound at the Godiva festival.
How dare these misguided misanthropes deign to restrict developments to house our ever-growing population.
For Welsh nationalists to invoke such a resolution surely means a retreat into a ghetto at odds with the rest of the country, a desire for some sort of Red Indian reservation status for pockets of navel-gazing misanthropes.
A recent show curated by Liam Gillick included works modeled after horror-movie posters and inspired by such misanthropes as Throbbing Gristle, the Marquis de Sade, and Joris-Karl Huysmans.
And within the Moliere canon, there aren't many hypocrites, misanthropes, suspicious husbands or would-be wife imprisoners that the Yorkshire-born Bedford hasn't sampled.
We are a nation of sinners and we have turned our back on God thanks to a lukewarm church and attacks on morality by the American Civil Liberties Union, militant homosexuals, pro-abortionists and other assorted liberal misanthropes.
And it enables New Year's misanthropes to slump in front of the TV as though it were any other night.