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Definition of "hate" []

  • To feel hostility or animosity toward. (verb-transitive)
  • To detest. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel dislike or distaste for: hates washing dishes. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel hatred. (verb-intransitive)
  • Intense animosity or dislike; hatred. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hate" in a sentence
  • "I hate Saint Winifred's, I hate Dr Lane, I hate Robertson, and I _hate, hate, hate_ Paton! "he said, stamping angrily."
  • "And I hate, hate, *hate* the idea of starting a query letter with, say, 'Dear Seraphina Snark'."
  • "I personally * hate hate hate* when I feel like doing stuff that I know is * stupid stupid stupid*."