The word gets a lot of play here, and I think it's tossed around too liberally. I thought it might be worth discussing. For me, a misogynist is someone who hates women. I have met one person in my life who absolutely hated women. Every descriptive word he spoke on the subject displayed a deep seated contempt for women. His hostility was so intense that I half believed he had a collection of skulls in his closet. Fortunately the guy was pumping fuel in my car at the time, so I was able to leave without too much interaction. Anyway, below is the definition that Google offered when I queried the word... The word has other definitions online, depending on where you look. I think the above best describes my view on the word.