[ hey-trid ]
/ ˈheɪ trɪd /


the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.

Origin of hatred

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at hate, -red
Related formspre·ha·tred, nounself-ha·tred, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hatred


/ (ˈheɪtrɪd) /


a feeling of intense dislike; enmity
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Word Origin and History for hatred



early 13c., from hate + rare suffix -red, from Old English ræden "state, condition," related to verb rædan "to advise, discuss, rule, read, guess." See read (v.) and cf. second element of kindred and proper names Æþelræd and Alfred.

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