Origin of hateful
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1. abominable, execrable, abhorrent, repugnant; invidious, loathsome. Hateful, obnoxious, odious, offensive refer to something that causes strong dislike or annoyance. Hateful implies actually causing hatred or extremely strong dislike: The sight of him is hateful to me. Obnoxious emphasizes causing annoyance or discomfort by objectionable qualities: His persistence made him seem obnoxious. His piggish manners made him obnoxious to his companions. Odious emphasizes the disagreeable or displeasing: an odious little man; odious servility. Offensive emphasizes the distaste and resentment caused by something that may be either displeasing or insulting: an offensive odor, remark.
1. likable, agreeable; commendable, praiseworthy.
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Examples from the Web for hatefulness
He was not, however, thinking of their hatefulness now, as he had come with an intention.The Letter of the Contract
The hatefulness of it all stands between me and my thoughts of you.The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance
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If they had said, 'Oh, the hatefulness of those buns and cold chickens!'Sandra Belloni, Complete
Must I ignore the reality of the other's hatefulness toward me (if such exists)?Nursing as Caring
Somerset talked of his love and the hatefulness of Bernheim.
- causing or deserving hate; loathsome; detestable
- full of or showing hate
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Word Origin and History for hatefulness
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