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Philandry is fondness, love, or admiration towards men.[1][2] Its antonym is misandry.


Philandry comes from philo- (loving) and Greek andro (man). The parallel Greek-based terms with respect to women (females) are philogyny for "fondness towards women" and misogyny for "hatred of women". Parallel terms for humanity generally are philanthropy and misanthropy.

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