Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Eliciting or deserving hatred.
  • adjective Feeling or showing hatred.
  • adjective Informal Very unpleasant or unappealing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing hate; exciting intense dislike or aversion; odious.
  • Full of hate; feeling hatred; malignant; malevolent.
  • Synonyms Detestable, abominable, execrable, loathsome, horrid, foul, repulsive, revolting, abhorrent, repugnant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Archaic or R. Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent.
  • adjective Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Evoking a feeling of hatred.
  • adjective Dislikeable.
  • adjective Full of hate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by malice
  • adjective evoking or deserving hatred

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

hate +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Ralph's after all; but, instead of that, the hateful, _hateful_ thing slipped right out of her hand, and went floating down the stream; and at this point Julia's sobs burst forth afresh.

    Ester Ried

  • DELANEY: The next day, in the wake of the hijackings, Web sites began to fill with anger toward Professor Traschen, and she received a deluge of what she describes as hateful and vile, even frightening phone and e-mail threats.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2001

  • Wishik was disappointed to see what she called hateful media coverage of the situation.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • They can only succeed by defeating what they described as hateful, stupid, misogynist, and greedy last night.

    Clipmarks | Live Clips

  • They can only succeed by defeating what they described as hateful, stupid, misogynist, and greedy last night.

    Clipmarks | Live Clips

  • Last year's resolutions are right next to our "No Mercy" stencil a few feet above our head as we type this, where they have been hanging for the last year, and we could not for the life of us tell you what they are (although "be less hateful" is an annual favorite, which is obviously working out for us really well).

    Just Wait Until You See Our Self-Help Book

  • Becoming merciful rather than hateful is difficult work, and can seem all but impossible for those who have been taught to nurse fantasies of revenge against those who have harmed us.

    John Robbins: Can Unforgivable Violence Ever Be Forgiven?

  • Becoming merciful rather than hateful is difficult work, and can seem all but impossible for those who have been taught to nurse fantasies of revenge against those who have harmed us.

    John Robbins: Can Unforgivable Violence Ever Be Forgiven?

  • Reaction: The tape was altered in hateful way by these racists.

    *Third* time on the ACORN Hooker Advisory Train. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Last year's resolutions are right next to our "No Mercy" stencil a few feet above our head as we type this, where they have been hanging for the last year, and we could not for the life of us tell you what they are (although "be less hateful" is an annual favorite, which is obviously working out for us really well).

    Archive 2009-12-01

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