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.
(in a video game) the focus or targeting of an enemy on a player character; enmity; aggro: The Black Mage got hate, but it’s really his own fault for casting those level-four spells back to back.As a tank, pretty much your number-one priority is getting and holding hate.
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.
- hat·er, noun
- self-hate, noun
- un·hat·ed, adjective
- un·hat·ing, adjective
- un·hat·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions 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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How to use hate in a sentence
At the same time, Supernatural and its fandom spent years locked in a delicate love-hate tangle, From 2005 to 2020, Supernatural wrestled with its own regressive tendencies and a pattern of flagrant misogyny.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom | Aja Romano | November 20, 2020 | Vox
We thought our younger people would be the ones that love working from home and love the technology, and that it would our people in their fifties that would hate it.Why remote work may be hardest on junior employees | Erika Fry | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
About 95 percent of hate speech on Facebook gets caught by algorithms before anyone can report it, Facebook said in its latest community-standards enforcement report.Facebook AI catches 95% of hate speech; company still wants mods back in office | Kate Cox | November 19, 2020 | Ars Technica
In its quarterly standards report, Facebook said it took enforcement action on nearly 29 million posts on Facebook and Instagram that contained hate speech between July and September.Facebook says it labeled 180 million debunked posts ahead of the election | Rachel Lerman, Heather Kelly | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
In April, more than 1,000 companies took part in a boycott over how Facebook had handled hate groups, pulling their ad dollars from the platform.
I was told that God hated me, and despite trying very hard to change my sexual orientation, I found that I could not.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around | Jay Michaelson | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By 2009, according to the podcast, Blanc was in college at “a top school in Europe” and “hated everything about it.”
Flaubert, for instance, hated the works of Dickens: “What defective composition!”
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 | Marlow Stern | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Up to a point, Blanc had relished the title “most hated man in the world.”
We were both fond of reading, of quiet walks and talks, and we hated crowds.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
And being very fond of clover blossoms, Billy hated to spend his time digging.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
We resided at Derby in a terrace on the outskirt of the town, much to my dislike, for monotonous rows of houses I have ever hated.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Enough for him that it was one of the hated race, to be killed in a violent hurry or fled from in tremendous haste!Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
To add to these troubles, Soult was unfortunately hated by the officers of the army, who regarded him with grave suspicion.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for hate
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 hatred: hate mail
- hateable or hatable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other 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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