Definitions for hateheɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hate*heɪt(v.; n.)hat•ed, hat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest.

  2. to be unwilling; dislike:

    I hate to accept it.

  3. (v.i.)to feel hatred.

  4. (n.)intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility.

  5. the object of extreme aversion or hostility.

* Syn: hate , abhor , detest imply feeling intense dislike or aversion toward something. hate , the simple and general word, suggests passionate dislike and a feeling of enmity: to hate autocracy.abhor expresses a deep-rooted horror and a sense of repugnance or complete rejection: to abhor cruelty.detest implies intense, even vehement, dislike and antipathy, besides a sense of disdain: to detest a combination of ignorance and arrogance.

Origin of hate:

bef. 900; ME hat(i)en, OE hatian (v.), c. OS haton, OHG hazzōn, ON hata, Go hatan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hate, hatred(verb)

    the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

  2. hate, detest(verb)

    dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

    "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hate(verb)ɪt

    to dislike very much

    His employees hated him.; She hates going to the dentist.

  2. hateɪt

    sb does not like sth to happen

    I hate it when people are late.

  3. hateɪt

    used to apologize for interrupting or asking for sth

    I hate to bother you, but could we talk for a moment?

  4. hate(noun)ɪt

    ≠ love

    hate-filled emails; the hate in their eyes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hate(noun)

    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. Hate(noun)

    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

  3. Hate(noun)

    to love less, relatively

  4. Hate

    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

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. hate

    1. The shoal on which our bark is stranded. 2. A habit.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hate

    An enduring attitude or sentiment toward persons or objects manifested by anger, aversion and desire for the misfortune of others.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4328

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1130

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hate' in Verbs Frequency: #404

Translations for hate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


great dislike

a look of hate.

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