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Hate \Hate\ (h[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hated; p. pr. & vb. n. Hating.] [OE. haten, hatien, AS. hatian; akin to OS. hatan, hat[=o]n to be hostile to, D. haten to hate, OHG. hazz[=e]n, hazz[=o]n, G. hassen, Icel. & Sw. hata, Dan. hade, Goth. hatan, hatjan. [root]36. 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.

  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.

  1. Of something disliked; odious. v

  2. (en-past of: hate)


adj. treated with contempt [syn: despised, detested, scorned]


Hated may refer to:

  • Hated (single), a 2016 single by American band Beartooth
  • Hated (2012 film), a 2012 American film
  • Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, a music documentary film
  • The Hated, an American rock music group
Hated (2012 film)

Hated is a 2012 American film directed by Lee Madsen and starring Genevieve Padalecki, Matthew Hutchinson and Ellen Woglom.

Usage examples of "hated".

He had gotten out a box to put the book in, and then, because he hated to wrap presents even more than he hated to read, he had thumbed to the first page, thinking he would scan a little of it to see what it was about.

No, there never had been such a thing, and now her time was coming to be a part of it and she hated it.

Coors and they were warm and Trashcan Man hated beer and he drank one fast and said how good it was.

He hated rock, but he could remember this one almost line-for-line and even the name of the group that had sung it: Kathy Young and the Innocents.

A man like that might creep up behind someone he hated and give a push off a high place.

All things are possible on dark mornings, and by the time dawn revealed the troubled corners of my room, I hated, hated Lt.

My heritage called, and though it would be many long moons before I answered, the song had burst my cold, ordered heart and I hated in the ringing sweep of the sun, and I lived.

Danes were, he hated them and decided to throw his strength and manpower on the other side, the Catholic side, the forces of the Virgin.

Later she was to say because we acted as if we knew everything and she wanted to teach us better, and also because she had never seen two such good friends who hated each other so much.

I followed, last man behind one of the new guys, a kid from southern Ohio who hated the Army with remarkable passion because the dentists had pulled all his teeth during Basic.

Danlo, who was a creature of wind and sun, sometimes hated the darkness in which he lay.

When he faced away from the ship-computer and the brilliant number storm, he hated the damp, acid smell of the neurologics surrounding him, the acrid stench of his unwashed body, and the carbon-dioxide closeness of his own breath.

Sometimes, during rare moments of acceptance and affirmation, he loved being a pilot as much as any man ever has, yet he hated it, too, and he longed for a quicker way of journeying.

For it is only in accepting death that one can truly live, and for the human animal, death has always been the great black beast from the abyss to be dreaded or defeated or avoided or hated but never looked upon clearly face to face.

Danlo immediately hated the sight of this dagger and dreaded the implications of its nearness to the helpless lamb.