- The definition of hate is a feeling of intense dislike or aversion.
An example of hate is what you feel towards someone who has just robbed you and destroyed your house.
- To hate is defined as to feel strong and intense aversion or dislike.
An example of hate is the feeling you experience towards someone who has done something horribly unkind to you.
- to have strong dislike or ill will for; loathe; despise
- to dislike or wish to avoid; shrink from: to hate arguments
Origin: Middle English hatien from Old English hatian, akin to German hassen from Indo-European base an unverified form ād-, bad temper from source Glassical Greek kēdein, to trouble, kedos, grief, Welsh cas, hate
- a strong feeling of dislike or ill will; hatred
- a person or thing hated
- hater noun
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verb hat·ed, hat·ing, hates verb, transitive
- a. To feel hostility or animosity toward.b. To detest.
- To feel dislike or distaste for: hates washing dishes.
- Intense animosity or dislike; hatred.
- An object of detestation or hatred: My pet hate is tardiness.
Origin: Middle English haten, from Old English hatian. N., Middle English, from Old English hete.
- hatˈer noun