or hate·read, hate read

[ heyt-reed ]
/ ˈheɪtˌrid /

verb (used with object), hate-read [heyt-red] /ˈheɪtˌrɛd/, hate-read·ing.

to read (a blog, newspaper, etc.) that one professes to dislike, often with the intention to mock or criticize.

verb (used without object), hate-read [heyt-red] /ˈheɪtˌrɛd/, hate-read·ing.

to engage in this activity.


a blog, newspaper, etc., that one hate-reads.
the activity of hate-reading: my hate-read of her weekly column.

Definition for hate read (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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