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hateful

[ heyt-fuhl ]
/ ˈheɪt fəl /
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adjective
arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
unpleasant; dislikable; distasteful: She found her domestic chores hateful.
full of or expressing hate malignant; malevolent: a hateful denunciatory speech.
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Origin of hateful

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hate, -ful

synonym study for hateful

1. 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM hateful

hate·ful·ly, adverbhate·ful·ness, nounun·hate·ful, adjective
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How to use hateful in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hateful

hateful
/ (ˈheɪtfʊl) /

adjective
causing or deserving hate; loathsome; detestable
full of or showing hate

Derived forms of hateful

hatefully, adverbhatefulness, noun
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