Definition of Hate

1. Noun. The emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.




2. Verb. Dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards. "Sam and Sue hate the movie "; "She detests politicians"
Exact synonyms: Detest
Specialized synonyms: Abhor, Abominate, Execrate, Loathe, Contemn, Despise, Disdain, Scorn
Generic synonyms: Dislike
Derivative terms: Detestation, Hater
Antonyms: Love

Definition of Hate

1. v. t. To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy.

2. n. Strong aversion coupled with desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; -- opposed to love.

Definition of Hate

1. Verb. (transitive) To dislike intensely; to feel strong hostility towards. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive slang) To dislike intensely due to envy. ¹

3. Noun. An object of hatred. ¹

4. Noun. Hatred. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hate

1. to despise [v HATED, HATING, HATES] - See also: despise

Medical Definition of Hate

1. 1. To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy. "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer." (1 John III. 15) 2. To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted. "I hate that he should linger here." (Tennyson) 3. To love less, relatively. Synonym: To Hate, Abhor, Detest, Abominate, Loathe. Hate is the generic word, and implies that one is inflamed with extreme dislike. We abhor what is deeply repugnant to our sensibilities or feelings. We detest what contradicts so utterly our principles and moral sentiments that we feel bound to lift up our voice against it. What we abominate does equal violence to our moral and religious sentiments. What we loathe is offensive to our own nature, and excites unmingled disgust. Our Savior is said to have hated the deeds of the Nicolaitanes; his language shows that he loathed the lukewarmness of the Laodiceans; he detested the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees; he abhorred the suggestions of the tempter in the wilderness. Origin: OE. Haten, hatien, AS. Hatian; akin to OS. Hatan, hatn to be hostile to, D. Haten to hate, OHG. Hazzn, hazzn, G. Hassen, Icel. & Sw. Hata, Dan. Hade, Goth. Hatan, hatian. Cf. Hate, Heinous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hate

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