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hate

[heyt]
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verb (used with object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
  1. to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  2. to be unwilling; dislike: I hate to do it.
verb (used without object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
  1. to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.
noun
  1. intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility.
  2. the object of extreme aversion or hostility.
adjective
  1. noting or relating to acts that are motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance: a hate crime; a hate group; hate mail.
Verb Phrases
  1. 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

before 900; Middle English hat(i)en, Old English hatian (v.); cognate with Dutch haten, Old Norse hata, Gothic hatan, German hassen
Related formshat·er, nounself-hate, nounun·hat·ed, adjectiveun·hat·ing, adjectiveun·hat·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms

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1. loathe, execrate; despise.

Synonym study

1. Hate, abhor, detest, abominate imply feeling intense dislike or aversion toward something. Hate, the simple and general word, suggests passionate dislike and a feeling of enmity: to hate autocracy. Abhor expresses a deep-rooted horror and a sense of repugnance or complete rejection: to abhor cruelty; Nature abhors a vacuum. Detest implies intense, even vehement, dislike and antipathy, besides a sense of disdain: to detest a combination of ignorance and arrogance. Abominate expresses a strong feeling of disgust and repulsion toward something thought of as unworthy, unlucky, or the like: to abominate treachery.

Antonyms

1. love.
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  • The mate had done what he could to prejudice the captain against the boy he hated.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • 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.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • And let it be considered, what misery to me, Madam, if I marry that hated Solmes!

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • To all who hated Church and King, and planned their overthrow.


British Dictionary definitions for hated

hate

verb
  1. to dislike (something) intensely; detest
  2. (intr) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
noun
  1. intense dislike
  2. informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
  3. (modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatredhate mail
Derived Formshateable or hatable, adjective

Word Origin

Old English hatian; related to Old Norse hata, Old Saxon hatōn, Old High German hazzēn
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Word Origin and History for hated

hate

n.

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.

hate

v.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with hated

hate

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