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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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Related Words for self-hatred

self-flagellation, self-hatred, self-punishment

British Dictionary definitions for self-hatred


  1. a feeling of intense dislike for oneselffeelings of self-hatred


  1. a feeling of intense dislike; enmity
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Word Origin and History for self-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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