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ˈheɪt fəlhate·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hatefuladjective

    evoking or deserving hatred

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

  2. hateful, meanadjective

    characterized by malice

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


  1. hatefuladjective

    Evoking a feeling of hatred.

  2. hatefuladjective


  3. hatefuladjective

    Full of hate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hatefuladjective

    Etymology: hate and full.

    My name’s Macbeth.
    —— The devil himself could not pronounce a title
    More hateful to mine ear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    There is no vice more hateful to God and man than ingratitude. Henry Peacham.

    What owe I to his commands
    Who hates me, and hath hither thrust me down,
    To sit in hateful office here confin’d,
    Inhabitant of heav’n, and heav’nly born? John Milton, Par. Lost.

    I hear the tread
    Of hateful steps: I must be viewless now. John Milton.

    But Umbriel, hateful gnome! forbears not so;
    He breaks the vial whence the sorrows flow. Alexander Pope.

    Palamon, compell’d
    No more to try the fortune of the field;
    And, worse than death, to view with hateful eyes
    His rival’s conquest, and renounce the prize. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hatefuladjective

    manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent

  2. Hatefuladjective

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hateful in a Sentence

  1. Evelyn Farkas:

    What sparked the recent violence was the airing on the internet of a very hateful, very offensive video.

  2. Gabriela Cuevas:

    It's vital to improve Mexico's image and protect our people, but that's not enough to change the hateful trend that Trump and other xenophobes before him have stirred up, they don't understand the extent of the damage Trump has done.

  3. Fiona McEntee:

    I think having these conversations with children earlier, they're not going to buy into hateful narratives, they're going to look at immigrants like their neighbor or their teacher or their friend's mom who's from somewhere else, and just appreciate diversity.

  4. Chris Capossela:

    We have expressed deep concerns to Facebook and are stopping Chris Capossela on the platform until we see more robust safeguards in place, we are also reviewing our social media strategy across all markets and platforms, and we will take additional actions as needed to protect our brand and combat hateful content.

  5. Jeff Molina:

    It’s not even about being an ally, i ’m not saying I ’m not, but just be a decent f ----- person. Just be a decent human being. And judging someone and trying to justify it with religion and saying all sorts of spiteful, hateful s --- … It’s crazy to me. It’s mind-boggling. Who cares who someone wants to be with ? Or their sexual preference ?

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. huff
    • B. lucubrate
    • C. suffuse
    • D. gloat

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