Misanthrope vs Pessimist - What's the difference?

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Misanthrope is a related term of pessimist.


As nouns the difference between misanthrope and pessimist

is that misanthrope is one who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race while pessimist is pessimist.

misanthrope

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who hates all mankind; one who hates the human race.
  • Synonyms

    * misanthropist

    Antonyms

    * philanthrope

    See also

    * misanthropy (hatred of humans) * misanthropic * misandry (hatred of males) * misogyny (hatred of females) * philanthropy (love of humans) * philanthropic * philanthropist * philandry (love of males) * philogyny (love of females) * Timonist (bitter misanthrope) * xenophobe (hater of foreigners)

    pessimist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who habitually expects the worst outcome; one who looks on the dark side of things.
  • Antonyms

    * optimist

    Hyponyms

    * bear (in finance)