from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Intense animosity or hostility.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Strong aversion; intense dislike; hateful regard; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as unpleasant, harmful or evil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Strong aversion; intense dislike; hate; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as evil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The emotion or feeling of hate; hate. See hate, n., 1.
- n. Synonyms Ill-will, Enmity, etc. (see animosity); Hatred, Dislike, Antipathy, etc. (see antipathy); Disgrace, Disfavor, Dishonor (see odium); detestation, loathing, abhorrence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
Middle English : hate, hate; see hate + -rede, condition (from Old English -rǣden; see ar- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English hatrede, hatreden ("hatred"), from hate ("hate") + -reden (suffix denoting state or condition), equivalent to hate + -red. Related to Icelandic hatri ("hatred"). (Wiktionary)