Nowadays, the meaning of misanthrope is closer to « solitary person who does not like social relationships and prefers to stay alone », perhaps with the idea of being in a bad mood. Misanthropy is therefore presented as the result of disappointed expectations, or even exaggerated optimism, because Plato argues that « artificiality » would have allowed the potential misanthrope to see that the majority of people place themselves between good and evil. Misanthrope mi.zɑ̃.tʁɔp identical male and female In Western philosophy, misanthropy is associated with the isolation of human society. In Plato`s Phaedo, Socrates defines the misanthrope in relation to his neighbor: « Misanthropy appears when one puts all one`s trust in one who has no art, because one considers man as a true, solid and reliable being. Then, a little later, we discover that it is bad and unreliable. And when this happens, the person concerned is often finished. By hating everyone.  The word misanthrope is also used as an adjective: a misanthropic character, a misanthropic person. The corresponding name is misanthropy. Aristotle takes an even more ontological approach: the misanthrope, who is essentially a solitary man, is not a human at all: he must be a monster or a god, an opinion reflected in the revival of misanthropy as a « monstrous condition ». The word misanthropic refers to a person who hates people they can`t stand.
This person believes that men do wrong or that humanity is repugnant. She has a very bad opinion of humanity. Excerpt from a verse by Alceste (in a modern edition): « I enter into a dark mood, into a deep sadness, / When I see men living among them, as they do; / I find everywhere only cowardly flattery, / injustice, interest, betrayal, deception; / I can`t do it anymore, I rage; And my goal / is to break the visor of all humanity. (Greek misanthrã ́pos, from misein, hate, and anthrã ́pos, man) A famous comedy by Molière is called The Misanthrope. Its main character is Alceste, a man who denounces the hypocrisy of the representatives of humanity, but who is nevertheless in love with a young widow, Célimène. Alceste`s misanthropy shines through in his words. atrabilaire – bilieux – unsociable – bear (familiar) – wild Who is unsociable, rough-tempered, who loves solitude. Μισάνθρωπος, from μισεῖν, hatred, and ἄνθρωπος, man. Misanthropy contrasts with philanthropy (charitable attitude towards others) and should not be confused with misogyny (feelings of contempt or hostility towards women) or misandry (feelings of contempt or hostility towards men).
Misanthropy (from Ancient Greek μῖσος/mîsos « hatred » and ἄνθρωπος / ánthrôpos « man », « human race ») is the act of hatred or contempt for the human race as a whole, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or nationality.  A person who shows aversion to all humanity.