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hate

hate

 
 
pronunciation:
heIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: hated, hates, hating
definition 1: to dislike intensely; feel hostility toward; loathe; detest.
The people hated their despotic ruler.The weary nation hated the war and longed for its end.The child said she hated her brother, but she didn't mean it.
synonyms:
abhor, despise, detest, loathe
antonyms:
adore, like, love
similar words:
abominate, dislike, execrate
definition 2: to feel reluctant or unwilling.
I hate to go outside in weather like this.She hated to give him the bad news, but someone had to tell him.
antonyms:
love
similar words:
dislike, shudder at
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of extreme or intense dislike or hostility.
They hoped to bring an end to hate between the two groups.
synonyms:
animosity, hatred, loathing, odium
antonyms:
love
similar words:
abomination, antipathy, detestation, dislike, enmity, hostility, ill will, rancor, revulsion
definition 2: the object of such a feeling.
synonyms:
detestation
antonyms:
love
similar words:
abomination, antipathy
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derivation: hated (adj.)
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feeling hatred
similar to hate
some actions associated with hate
some broader categories that include hate
some descriptions of hate
some people associated with hate
some reactions to hate