[WORD PEOPLE] 10 Words for Hateful People

Last week’s post was all about being positive. To be fair and balanced, this week’s post is about “hate words.”

Bah, humbug! Here’s the list.

These words all begin with the Greek roots mis- and miso-, meaning “hatred” or “dislike of.”

  1. Misocapnist: Don’t like smoking? Misocapnists hate tobacco smoke in any form.
  2. Misoneist: Misoneists hate novelty, trends, or innovation. You can guess how much fun they are to hang out with.
  3. Misopogonist: Misopogonists hate beards. These folks are unlikely to be caught dead watching Duck Dynasty or listening to ZZ Top.
  4. Misogelast: Victorian novelist George Meredith coined the term “misogelast” to describe people who hated laughter or, at the very least, considered it low-class or crude.
  5. Misogamist: Misogynists hate women. Misandrists hate men. And misogamists hate marriage, no matter who’s getting hitched.
  6. Nomomisist: Someone who experiences nomomisia has a particular hatred or disgust for a particular name, like Stanley, Herbert, or Miranda.
  7. Misopolemist: Want everyone to just get along? You may be a misopolemist. Misopolemists hate war or strife.
  8. Misologist: Misologists hate arguments, debates, or enlightening discussions. They probably don’t think much of Congress, either.
  9. Misapodysist: Someone who hates undressing in front of others, even a romantic partner, is a misapodysist. (Really, there’s a word for that?)
  10. Misophonist: Misophonia is an extreme intolerance for certain sounds. It could be nails scratching on a chalkboard, gum smacking, open-mouthed chewing, crunching on ice, or squeaking in the dashboard of your car.

Source: Mental Floss

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