What does hatred mean?

Definitions for hatred
ˈheɪ trɪdha·tred

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hate, hatrednoun

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


  1. hatrednoun

    Strong aversion; intense dislike; hateful regard; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as unpleasant, harmful or evil.

  2. Etymology: From hatrede, hatreden, from hate + -reden, equivalent to. Related to hatri.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hatrednoun

    Hate; ill-will; malignity; malevolence; dislike; abhorrence; detestation; abomination; the passion contrary to love.

    Etymology: from hate.

    Hatred is the thought of the pain which any thing present or absent is apt to produce in us. John Locke.

    I wish I had a cause to seek him there,
    To oppose his hatred fully. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Hatred is the passion of defiance, and there is a kind of aversation and hostility included in its very essence; but then, if there could have been hatred in the world when there was scarce any thing odious, it would have acted within the compass of its proper object. Robert South, Sermons.

    Hatreds are often begotten from slight and almost innocent occasions, and quarrels propagated and continued in the world. John Locke.

    Retain no malice nor hatred against any: be ready to do them all the kindness you are able. William Wake, Preparat. for Death.

    She is a Presbyterian of the most rank and virulent kind, and consequently has an inveterate hatred to the church. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Hatred

    Hatred is an intense negative emotional response towards certain people, things or ideas, usually related to opposition or revulsion toward something. Hatred is often associated with intense feelings of anger, contempt, and disgust. Hatred is sometimes seen as the opposite of love. A number of different definitions and perspectives on hatred have been put forth. Philosophers have been concerned with understanding the essence and nature of hatred, while some religions view it positively and encourage hatred toward certain outgroups. Social and psychological theorists have understood hatred in a utilitarian sense. Certain public displays of hatred are sometimes legally proscribed in the context of pluralistic cultures that value tolerance. Hatred may encompass a wide range of gradations of emotion and have very different expressions depending on the cultural context and the situation that triggers the emotional or intellectual response. Based on the context in which hatred occurs, it may be viewed favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally by different societies.


  1. hatred

    Hatred is an intense feeling of aversion, dislike or hostility towards someone or something. It is typically associated with feelings of anger, contempt or disgust, and can be powerful enough to provoke hostility or violence. It is often thought of as the opposite of love, and is considered a negative emotion that can impact a person's mental and emotional well-being.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hatrednoun

    strong aversion; intense dislike; hate; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as evil


  1. Hatred

    Hatred is a deep and emotional extreme dislike that can be directed against individuals, entities, objects, or ideas. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger and a disposition towards hostility. Commonly held moral rules, such as the Golden Rule, oppose universal hatred towards another.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hatred' in Nouns Frequency: #2902

Anagrams for hatred »

  1. dareth

  2. dearth

  3. thread

  4. rathed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatred in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hatred in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.


    You are Innocent, you can't be otherwise, there is no other way, even in your lust, greed, hatred, cunningness, you're INNOCENT, because you wanted to overpower others, nature with your stupidity. Stop this absurd ACT, Be Aware, Trust Existence!

  3. Brad Pitt:

    And you know, after that, we've been able to work together to sort this out. We're both doing our best. I heard one lawyer say, ‘No one wins in court—it's just a matter of who gets hurt worse.’ And it seems to be true, you spend a year just focused on building a case to prove your point and why you're right and why they're wrong, and it's just an investment in vitriolic hatred. I just refuse. And fortunately my partner in this agrees. It's just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.

  4. Ted Cruz coloring books:

    People and the media attempt to criticize you as somehow intolerant, and yet what is the tolerance that has been demonstrated to you for following a biblical teaching? you have endured the pain, endured the attacks, endured the hatred, that precisely put you where you are here today ... Dick, you talked about not knowing where your friends are. Well let me point out, there are 3,000 Iowans.

  5. Ted Cruz coloring books:

    You have endured the pain, endured the attacks, endured the hatred, that precisely put you where you are here today ... Dick, you talked about not knowing where your friends are. Well let me point out, there are 3,000 Iowans.

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