verb (used with object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
verb (used without object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
- hate crime,
- hate mail,
- hate sheet,
- hate someone's guts,
- hate speech
Origin of hate
Examples from the Web for hated
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|DAILY BEAST
Up to a point, Blanc had relished the title “most hated man in the world.”
I had a couple bluntly tell me that they hated it here, with the silent expectation that I would too.
He hated being shut up too, and showed amazing cleverness in escaping from prison.The Animal Story Book|Various
But she interrupted him impatiently, and said she hated and would have no mercy on you.Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins|John Esten Cooke
Spending money on a farm is like other forms of vice,—hated, then tolerated, then embraced.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
He had hated the smug, self-satisfied merchants of Grand Avenue.The Mucker|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Yes, Betty hated it all because it was what she had always thirsted for.The Branding Iron|Katharine Newlin Burt
Word Origin for hate
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.
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with hate
- hate someone's guts
- somebody up there loves (hates) me