[ heyt ]
/ heɪt /
verb (used with object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
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.
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Origin of hate
First recorded before 900; Middle English hat(i)en,Old English hatian (verb); cognate with Dutch haten,Old Norse hata,Gothic hatan,German hassen
synonym study for hate
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM hate
hater, nounself-hate, nounun·hat·ed, adjectiveun·hat·ing, adjective
Definition for hate (2 of 2)
a combining form describing something that one does but professes to dislike and that may indicate conflicting love/hate emotions, as in hate-read; hate-kiss; hate-sex.
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British Dictionary definitions for hate
/ (heɪt) /
to dislike (something) intensely; detest
(intr) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
(modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatredhate mail
Derived forms of hatehateable or hatable, adjective
Word Origin for hate
Old English hatian; related to Old Norse hata, Old Saxon hatōn, Old High German hazzēn
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Idioms and Phrases with hate
In addition to the idiom beginning with hate
- hate someone's guts
- somebody up there loves (hates) me
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