Word Of The Week (WOW #41)

Hi guys,2

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:WOW-2Word:

Misogyny

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

  • Adjective: misogynous

Pronunciation:

  • /mɪˈsɒdʒ(ə)ni/
  • mi-sog-y-ny
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • A hatred of women.
  • Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women. 

    'Call me old-fashioned and sexist, but our new boss is a woman. I'm not sure I can work for a woman.' 'Oh sweetie, you've been doing it for years. Here, go wash the windows.'

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from Greek misos ‘hatred’ + gunē ‘woman’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • She felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny.
  • She brought her lips to his ear and rasped softly, “I’ll be dipped in shit before I let a misogynist pig like you lay a hand on me.”

    I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

    Word Treasure


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