hate

Definitions

  • "I allus hated crabs!"
    "I allus hated crabs!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hate dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards "I hate Mexican food","She detests politicians"
    • n hate the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"I hate to have you smoke, Ulaley—I hate to like a dog." "I hate to have you smoke, Ulaley—I hate to like a dog."
A woman hates to give in awful, so I suggested a compromise on California A woman hates to give in awful, so I suggested a compromise on California
"AND HATEFUL HUNGER HAS COME IN." "AND HATEFUL HUNGER HAS COME IN."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.
    • n 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 ."
    • Hate 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."
    • Hate 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."
    • Hate (Script) To love less, relatively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
    • hate To regard with a strong and passionate dislike or aversion; regard with extreme ill-will.
    • hate In a weakened sense, to dislike; be averse; be unwilling: commonly with an infinitive.
    • hate To have little regard for, or less than for some other; despise in comparison with something else regarded as more worthy: a use of the word in Scripture.
    • hate Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, Abominate, Loathe. These words express the strongest forms of dislike and aversion of either persons or things. Hate may include the others; it is more permanent and includes more ill-will toward that which is hated. To abhor, literally to start from with horror, is to have all the better feelings excited against that which is abhorred: as, we abhor cruelty. To detest, literally to bear witness against, is to condemn with indignation. Abominate, by derivation and the Biblical use of its congeners, has generally reference to what is offensive to moral and religious sentiment. To loathe is primarily to have great aversion to food, and hence to have like disgust toward that which is offensive to the moral nature or the feelings.
    • hate To feel hatred: as, one who neither loves nor hates.
    • n hate An emotion of extreme or passionate dislike or aversion; inveterate ill-will; hatred.
    • n hate Vengeance; punishment.
    • n hate Synonyms Ill-will, Enmity, etc. See animosity. (See also hatred.)
    • hate See hight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera, hated having his picture taken.
    • v.t Hate hāt to dislike intensely: to dislike: to despise relatively to something else
    • n Hate extreme dislike: hatred
    • n Hate hāt (Scot.) a whit.
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Quotations

  • Benzel Sternan
    Benzel Sternan
    “Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.”
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    “A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “In time we hate that which we often fear.”
  • Mary Baker Eddy
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    “Reject hatred without hating.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.”
  • Julie De Lespinasse
    Julie De Lespinasse
    “You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”

Idioms

Hate someone's guts - If you hate someone's guts, you really hate them, hate everything about them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. haten, hatien, AS. hatian,; akin to OS. hatan, hatōn, to be hostile to, D. haten, to hate, OHG. hazzēn, hazzōn, G. hassen, Icel. & Sw. hata, Dan. hade, Goth. hatan, hatjan,. √36. Cf. Hate (n.) Heinous

Usage

In literature:

She hated Miss Root, and she hated mathematics, which added fuel to fire.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
The very name of the Mackenzies he had hated of old, and their names were now more hateful to him than ever.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
The Master said, Love alone can love others, or hate others.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
They are a race of tyrants and rebels that our warm island hates.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
He hated the irregular, the pretentious.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
At times she fairly hates this wedding fuss over which she smiles so serenely.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
If he hated no one with long-continued malignity, it was only because it was too much trouble to hate perseveringly.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
What he had hated so long now did not seem hateful.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
They hated Stephen Fair with a new and personal rancour.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Told him she hated him and always would hate him as long as she lived.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
If I hated, he hated still more, and with the malignity of a demon he sought to master me.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
She hated the house with all its rooms; she hated the bed in which she slept, the table at which she ate.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I hated to tell them my name, but they didn't laugh a bit, Tom.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
For seventeen long years I have hated him, and I hate him still.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He hated being conspicuous as he hated poverty and ugliness and failure and death.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
You did not use to hate him.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
He hated it, he hated himself.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
I hate being pawed by children.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
As he reached the door Beasley's hateful tones arrested him.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
I hate Chicago, I hate Americans!
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
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In poetry:

Thy precepts make me truly wise:
I hate the sinner's road;
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise,
But love thy law, my God.
"Psalm 119 part 4" by Isaac Watts
I hate it here on Moon Island,
but I have to stay, you see,
with my ribcage ripped to pieces
when the rockslide fell on me.
"Moon Island" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
There's a page in history
O'er which tears of blood were wept,
And that page is the record
How that oath of hate was kept.
"Hannibal's Oath" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
They hate th' appearance of a lie
In all the shapes it wears;
They live in truth, and when they die,
Eternal life is theirs.
"Hymn 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Behold, what cursed snares
The men of mischief spread!
The men that hate thy saints and thee
Lift up their threat'ning head.
"Psalm 83" by Isaac Watts
Not two nor many, 'tis but one,
And thus in me all me's I have;
I cannot hate, I cannot shun
Myself from me, I can but love.
"The Song Of The Free" by Swami Vivekananda

In news:

Heck, maybe we even LIKE to hate Microsoft.
Plus, does your cat hate your baby.
"I almost hate to say it, but we love crème brûlée around here," he says.
Boy Scouts Decide They Still Hate The Gays.
But we don't hate Cal, as many of you imply in your breathlessly indigent letters.
There are three things that I HATE-HATE to do.
(And yes, I know hate is a strong word.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he liked the paychecks on "American Idol" but had a love-hate relationship with the show.
Is Chicago Ground Zero for Politics of 'Hate'.
The car dealers I know all over the country loved it, but the manufacturers hated it.
Does the Chief Justice Hate Elena Kagan.
A witness in the Amish hate-crime trial of Samuel Mullet Sr.
New Yorkers hate the Red Sox.
To suggest that New Yorkers also hate Red Sox fans is therefore a bit tautological.
"I hate short weeks," the Pro Bowl CB said.
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In science:

Hatefi, “Extremal rotating solutions in Horava Gravity,” [ArXiv:0906.1237][hep-th]; H. W.
On Horava-Lifshitz "Black Holes"
Amphiphilic molecules (the word derives from the Greek αµφ`ι φιλ´ια, meaning “love on both sides”) are molecules which both love and hate water.
Amphiphilic Membranes
A&A 424, 415), but we hate to think what they must be models for.
Astrophysics in 2005
The first time I really talked to John Wheeler was during the student strike of the late spring of 1970. I was a freshman at Princeton, going door to door for something called the Movement for a New Congress. I hated it.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
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