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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Hate
  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." [Tennyson.]
  3. [Script] To love less, relatively.
    synonyms: 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.

Etymology: 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

noun 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.

Etymology: OE. hate hete, AS. hete; akin to D. haat, G. hass, Icel. hatr, SW. hat, Dan. had, Goth. hatis. Cf. Hate (v.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
  2. Dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards ("I hate Mexican food")

From Old English hete, from Proto-Germanic *hataz (“hatred, hate”), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂d- (“strong emotion”). Cognate with West Frisian haat, Dutch haat, German Hass, Swedish hat.

The verb is from Middle English haten, from Old English hatian (“to hate, treat as an enemy”), from Proto-Germanic *hatōną (“to hate”), from Proto-Germanic *hataz, from the same root as above. Cognate with Dutch haten, German hassen, Swedish hata, French haïr (a Germanic borrowing).

  1. An object of hatred.
    One of my pet is traffic wardens.
  2. Hatred.
    He gave me a look filled with pure .
  3. (Internet, colloquial) Negative feedback, abusive behaviour.
    There was a lot of in the comments on my vlog about Justin Bieber from his fans.

hate was also found in the following language(s): Cia-Cia, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, and Unami

Notable Persons Named Hate

Hate is also known as Mark Hawthorne.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hate

Henry was born on July 16th, 1968.


Chandrakala was born in 1903. She breathed her last breath in 1990.


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Past life for Hate born Dec 2, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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