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hate

hate

 
 
pronunciation:
heIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hated, hates, hating
definition: 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.We hated staying with our aunt when we were children because she was so strict.I hate your lying to me like that.He hates to lose when he plays card games.I hate it when you treat me like a child.I hate that you think I can't take care of myself.She hates the way he treats his wife.He hates the fact that his brother makes more money than he does.
synonyms:
abhor, despise, detest, loathe
antonyms:
adore, like, love
similar words:
abominate, dislike, execrate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feel reluctant or unwilling.
I hate to leave you here all alone.She hated to give him the bad news, but someone had to tell him.I would hate for you to get in trouble because of me.I would hate you to think that I don't care about you.
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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
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some descriptions of hate
some people associated with hate
some reactions to hate