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    Question Antonym?

    If a misogynist is a man who hates women, what is a woman who hates men?

    Probably the antonym is womaniser, but what is the word for a woman who hates men?

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    Default Re: Antonym?

    A woman who hates men is a "misandrist", although you won't hear that word very often.

    There doesn't seem to be a similar word for a woman who loves men. The word you'd expect -- "philanderer" (because it's Greek for "lover of men") -- in fact describes very specifically a man who has sexual relations with women without intending to marry them -- a "womaniser", in fact.

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