from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To feel hostility or animosity toward.
- transitive v. To detest.
- transitive v. To feel dislike or distaste for: hates washing dishes.
- intransitive v. To feel hatred.
- n. Intense animosity or dislike; hatred.
- n. An object of detestation or hatred: My pet hate is tardiness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An object of hatred.
- n. Hatred.
- n. Negative feedback, abusive behaviour.
- v. To dislike intensely; to feel strong hostility towards.
- v. To dislike intensely due to envy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- transitive v. 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
- transitive v. To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that
- transitive v. To love less, relatively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To regard with a strong and passionate dislike or aversion; regard with extreme ill-will.
- In a weakened sense, to dislike; be averse; be unwilling: commonly with an infinitive.
- To have little regard for, or less than for some other; despise in comparison with something else regarded as more worthy: a use of the word in Scripture.
- Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, Abominate, Loathe. These words express the strongest forms of dislike and aversion of either persons or things. Hate may include the others; it is more permanent and includes more ill-will toward that which is hated. To abhor, literally to start from with horror, is to have all the better feelings excited against that which is abhorred: as, we abhor cruelty. To detest, literally to bear witness against, is to condemn with indignation. Abominate, by derivation and the Biblical use of its congeners, has generally reference to what is offensive to moral and religious sentiment. To loathe is primarily to have great aversion to food, and hence to have like disgust toward that which is offensive to the moral nature or the feelings.
- To feel hatred: as, one who neither loves nor hates.
- See hight.
- n. An emotion of extreme or passionate dislike or aversion; inveterate ill-will; hatred.
- n. Vengeance; punishment.
- n. Synonyms Ill-will, Enmity, etc. See animosity. (See also hatred.)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
- n. the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
I hate Saint Winifred's, I hate Dr Lane, I hate Robertson, and I _hate, hate, hate_ Paton! "he said, stamping angrily.
And I hate, hate, *hate* the idea of starting a query letter with, say, 'Dear Seraphina Snark'.
I personally * hate hate hate* when I feel like doing stuff that I know is * stupid stupid stupid*.
In the case of my uncle, he has a career ... and I hate to see him-I hate to see his name used.
I meant to live so that I could tell you again to your face that I hate you, hate you -- _hate_ you!
"I hate, I hate, I _hate_ your mother -- if she does have rings!"
And when I think of that I hate you, I _hate you_! ...
She looked fixedly at the prison, then with angry fires flashing in her dark eyes: "I hate you, I _hate_ you," she cried.
"But, papa, I hate him so -- I just _hate_ him!" she declared, earnestly.
I can work on that; and, lassies, it will be a great relief to me, for I hate -- I _hate_ being purred on and kissed all day long.
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