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Meaning of HATE

Pronunciation:  heyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
  2. [v]  dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

HATE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: detest, hatred
 Antonyms: love, love
 See Also: abhor, abhorrence, abominate, abomination, contemn, despisal, despise, despising, detestation, disdain, dislike, emotion, enmity, execrate, execration, hostility, ill will, loathe, loathing, malevolence, malignity, misanthropy, misogamy, misogynism, misogyny, misology, misoneism, misopedia, murderousness, odium, scorn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hated}; p. pr. & pr. & vb. n.
    {Hating}.] [OE. haten, hatien, AS. hatian; akin to OS. hatan,
    hat?n to be hostile to, D. haten to hate, OHG. hazz?n,
    hazz?n, G. hassen, Icel. & Sw. hata, Dan. hade, Goth. hatan,
    hatian. ???. Cf. {Hate}, n., {Heinous}.]
    1. 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; as, to hate
       one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy.
             Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. --1 John
                                                   iii. 15.
    2. To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a
       substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into
       debt; to hate that anything should be wasted.
             I hate that he should linger here.    --Tennyson.
    3. (Script.) To love less, relatively. --Luke xiv. 26.
    Syn: To {Hate}, {Abhor}, {Detest}, {Abominate}, {Loathe}.
    Usage: Hate is the generic word, and implies that one is
           inflamed with extreme dislike. We abhor what is deeply
           repugnant to our sensibilities or feelings. We detest
           what contradicts so utterly our principles and moral
           sentiments that we feel bound to lift up our voice
           against it. What we abominate does equal violence to
           our moral and religious sentiments. What we loathe is
           offensive to our own nature, and excites unmingled
           disgust. Our Savior is said to have hated the deeds of
           the Nicolaitanes; his language shows that he loathed
           the lukewarmness of the Laodiceans; he detested the
           hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees; he abhorred
           the suggestions of the tempter in the wilderness.
  2. \Hate\, n. [OE. hate, hete, AS. hete; akin to D. haat, G.
    hass, Icel. hatr, SW. hat, Dan. had, Goth. hatis. Cf. {Hate},
    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.
          For in a wink the false love turns to hate. --Tennyson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about hate indicates repressed aggression and your fear of confrontations. On the other hand, you may forcing your views and opinions onto others. Consider the symbolism of other elements in the dream to find out what is it that you really hate.
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