- to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
- to be unwilling; dislike: I hate to do it.
- to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.
- intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility.
- the object of extreme aversion or hostility.
- noting or relating to acts that are motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance: a hate crime; a hate group; hate mail.
- hate on, Informal. to show hate toward, criticize, or belittle, usually unfairly: Don't hate on him just because he wins all the time.
Origin of hate
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Examples from the Web for hated
By 2009, according to the podcast, Blanc was in college at “a top school in Europe” and “hated everything about it.”The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
Flaubert, for instance, hated the works of Dickens: “What defective composition!”The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
The source added that the staffers “hated” the bizarre alleged practice.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
Up to a point, Blanc had relished the title “most hated man in the world.”‘Pick-Up Artist’ to Be Banned from UK
November 19, 2014
I had a couple bluntly tell me that they hated it here, with the silent expectation that I would too.Freshman Year Sucks—and That’s OK
November 12, 2014
The mate had done what he could to prejudice the captain against the boy he hated.
If there was anything she hated, it was nooks and odd corners.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Now, it seemed that he had been forestalled, and by the boy he hated.
And let it be considered, what misery to me, Madam, if I marry that hated Solmes!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
To all who hated Church and King, and planned their overthrow.
- to dislike (something) intensely; detest
- (intr) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
- intense dislike
- informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
- (modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatredhate mail
Word Origin and History for hated
Old English hete "hatred, spite," from Proto-Germanic *hatis- (cf. Old Norse hattr, Old Frisian hat, Dutch haat, Old High German has, German Hass, Gothic hatis; see hate (v.)). Altered in Middle English to conform with the verb. Hate mail is first attested 1967.
Old English hatian "to hate," from Proto-Germanic *hatojanan (cf. Old Saxon haton, Old Norse hata, German hassen, Gothic hatan "to hate"), from PIE root *kad- "sorrow, hatred" (cf. Avestan sadra- "grief, sorrow, calamity," Greek kedos "care, trouble, sorrow," Welsh cas "pain, anger"). Related: Hated; hating. French haine (n.), hair (v.) are Germanic. Hate crime attested from 1988.