Definition of Hateful

1. Adjective. Evoking or deserving hatred. "No vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"




2. Adjective. Characterized by malice. "In a mean mood"
Exact synonyms: Mean
Similar to: Awful, Nasty
Derivative terms: Hatefulness, Meanness

Definition of Hateful

1. a. Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent.

Definition of Hateful

1. Adjective. Evoking a feeling of hatred. ¹

2. Adjective. Dislikeable. ¹

3. Adjective. Full of hate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hateful

1. detestable [adj] - See also: detestable

Medical Definition of Hateful

1. 1. Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent. "And worse than death, to view with hateful eyes His rival's conquest." (Dryden) 2. Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious. "Unhappy, wretched, hateful day!" (Shak) Synonym: Odious, detestable, abominable, execrable, loathsome, abhorrent, repugnant, malevolent. Hate"fully, Hate"fulness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hateful

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hate crime
hate crimes
hate figure
hate mail
hate somebody's guts
hate speech
hateable
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hatees
hatefest
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hateful (current term)
hateful as a toad
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hateless
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Literary usage of Hateful

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"The vasty dismal spaces of his rule hateful to ev'n Immortals : such the sound Rose of the Deities at last in arms ; Where face to face to ..."

2. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"the cost of others : it is easy but hateful. All men have their revenge on such an one by speaking ill of him, and as they are many and he but one, ..."

3. The Practical Works by David Clarkson (1865)
"To excite this affection, look upon it as that which is truly hateful, as that which has all in it that is hateful, as^that which has nothing in it but what ..."

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