I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hete; akin to Old High German haz hate, Greek kēdos care Date: before 12th century 1. a. intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury b. extreme dislike or antipathy ; loathing <
had a great hate of hard work
2. an object of hatred <
a generation whose finest hate had been big business — F. L. Paxson
II. verb (hated; hating) Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to feel extreme enmity toward <
hates his country's enemies
2. to have a strong aversion to ; find very distasteful <
hated to have to meet strangers
hate hypocrisy
intransitive verb to express or feel extreme enmity or active hostility • hater noun Synonyms: hate, detest, abhor, abominate, loathe mean to feel strong aversion or intense dislike for. hate implies an emotional aversion often coupled with enmity or malice <
hated the enemy with a passion
. detest suggests violent antipathy <
detests cowards
. abhor implies a deep often shuddering repugnance <
a crime abhorred by all
. abominate suggests strong detestation and often moral condemnation <
abominates all forms of violence
. loathe implies utter disgust and intolerance <
loathed the mere sight of them

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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