• "I allus hated crabs!"
    "I allus hated crabs!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hateful evoking or deserving hatred "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly"
    • adj hateful characterized by malice "a hateful thing to do","in a mean mood"
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.
    • Hateful Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious. "Unhappy, wretched, hateful day!"
    • Hateful Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent. "And worse than death, to view with hateful eyes
      His rival's conquest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
    • hateful Causing hate; exciting intense dislike or aversion; odious.
    • hateful Full of hate; feeling hatred; malignant; malevolent.
    • hateful Synonyms Detestable, abominable, execrable, loathsome, horrid, foul, repulsive, revolting, abhorrent, repugnant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera, hated having his picture taken.
    • Hateful exciting hate: odious: detestable: feeling or manifesting hate
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  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “I hate to lose more than I love to win.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “A true man hates no one.”
  • Bible
    “Withdraw yourself from your neighbors house; lest he be tired of you, and hate you.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”


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


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hete, hate, hatian, to hate; Ger. hasz.


In literature:

I hate the place, I loathe it like a hobo hates water.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Cassim began to hate me, but with the kind of hate that holds and won't let go.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
But, no," continued the irresolute man, "I have no right to hate him.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
And I know how artists with tempers hate to be interrupted.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
But I hated them, and I intend to hate them.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Only, she hated priests as she would hate to see a raven fly over her head.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I hate practical Englishmen.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
I've been studying it for seven years and sometimes it seems as if I hadn't got much further than the verb to hate.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
All feared, marry admired, and none hated him.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
She usually hated the Park and hated a closed carriage.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James

In poetry:

I hate the tempter and his charms,
I hate his flatt'ring breath;
The serpent takes a thousand forms
To cheat our souls to death.
"Hymn 156" by Isaac Watts
The first fear turned to hating
As I saw him dumbly waiting,
For it was my true likeness that he wore
And would wear evermore:--
"Justification" by John Freeman
And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those stars like some snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight.
"Stars" by Robert Frost
For, if I know not of thy deeds,
And darling Kentish downs,
I’ve seen the deep, wild Dungog fells,
And hate the heart of towns!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
As nearer, on his beast, he drew,
A thrill of pity through him ran;—
He saw not there a hated Jew;
He only saw a suffering man.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions V" by John Pierpont
"A silent-horror broods o'er all,--
The burden of a hateful spell,--
The very flowers around recall
The hoary magi's rites of hell!
"The Star Of Bethlehem" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Love it or hate it, Los Angeles is like something out of the movies.
I hate the taste of lowfat cheese.
10 Things I Hate About Wii U.
Meet Chrysis , a SuicideGirl who hates shower curtains and liars and can't live with espresso.
To be that good for so long, makes others hate the baseball club just for existing.
Despite the fact that the New Orleans Saints have won 11 of the last 13 games against their hated rival, the Atlanta Falcons always feel the need to talk trash and make fools of themselves.
Too many people hate art.
This is how distorted our political system has become: Hate is now considered a virtue.
Goldman Sachs hates its clients, calls them 'muppets'.
Why do fans love to hate on Jimmie Johnson.
I'll start by saying I hate this dang rain and I want it go away.
Tennis, with Vacationer Hoo boy, it was easy to hate that Tennis debut before hearing so much as a note of it.
Extreme church vandalism may qualify as hate crime.
Says Clayton associated with 'hate group'.
Agents they are some of the most hated people in professional sports.

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