Definitions for hatefulˈheɪt fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hate•ful*ˈheɪt fəl(adj.)

  1. arousing or deserving hate:

    hateful oppression.

  2. unpleasant; dislikable:

    hateful chores.

  3. full of or expressing hate; malevolent:

    a hateful speech.

* Syn: hateful , odious , offensive , obnoxious refer to something that provokes strong dislike or aversion. hateful implies causing dislike along with hostility and ill will: a hateful task. odious emphasizes a disgusting or repugnant quality: odious crimes. offensive is a general term that stresses the resentment or displeasure aroused by something that is insulting or unpleasant: an offensive remark; an offensive odor. obnoxious implies causing annoyance or discomfort by objectionable qualities: His constant bragging is obnoxious.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hateful(adj)

    evoking or deserving hatred

    "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly

  2. hateful, mean(adj)

    characterized by malice

    "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"


  1. hateful(Adjective)

    Evoking a feeling of hatred.

  2. hateful(Adjective)


  3. hateful(Adjective)

    Full of hate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hateful(adj)

    manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent

  2. Hateful(adj)

    exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious

Translations for hateful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very bad; very unpleasant

That was a hateful thing to do to her; What a hateful person!

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