Origin of hate

before 900; Middle English hat(i)en, Old English hatian (v.); cognate with Dutch haten, Old Norse hata, Gothic hatan, German hassen

SYNONYMS FOR hate

ANTONYMS FOR hate

1 love.

Related forms

Synonym study

1. Hate, abhor, detest, abominate imply feeling intense dislike or aversion toward something. Hate, the simple and general word, suggests passionate dislike and a feeling of enmity: to hate autocracy. Abhor expresses a deep-rooted horror and a sense of repugnance or complete rejection: to abhor cruelty; Nature abhors a vacuum. Detest implies intense, even vehement, dislike and antipathy, besides a sense of disdain: to detest a combination of ignorance and arrogance. Abominate expresses a strong feeling of disgust and repulsion toward something thought of as unworthy, unlucky, or the like: to abominate treachery.
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Examples from the Web for self-hate

  • I turned all the self-hate that was consuming me against my friend, and said I know not what of outrage and insult.

    Barrington|Charles James Lever
  • In other words, he is imbued in one mood with self-love, in another with self-hate.

    Why we should read|S. P. B. Mais
  • Jay or Jason, maddened by self-hate and jealousy, could disclaim responsibility for the other's acts.

    The Planet Savers|Marion Zimmer Bradley

British Dictionary definitions for self-hate

hate

/ (heɪt) /

verb

to dislike (something) intensely; detest
(intr) to be unwilling (to be or do something)

noun

intense dislike
informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
(modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatredhate mail

Derived Forms

hateable or hatable, adjective

Word Origin for hate

Old English hatian; related to Old Norse hata, Old Saxon hatōn, Old High German hazzēn
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Idioms and Phrases with self-hate

hate


In addition to the idiom beginning with hate

  • hate someone's guts

also see:

  • somebody up there loves (hates) me
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