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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hate (noun)
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
hate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to feel extreme enmity toward - hates his country's enemies
2.
intransitive verb
to have a strong aversion to find very distasteful - hated to have to meet strangers hate hypocrisy to express or feel extreme enmity or active hostility
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hate (noun)
1.
a very strong dislike
SYNONIMS:
abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hatred, loathing
RELATED WORDS:
cattiness, despite, despitefulness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, contempt, disdain, enmity, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, virulence, vitriol
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appetite, inclination, liking; admiration, adoration, veneration, worship; acceptance, tolerance; passion, relish, taste
affection, devotion, fondness, love
hate (noun)
2.
something or someone that is hated
SYNONIMS:
abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, bête noire, detestation, execration
RELATED WORDS:
dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey ( bogie bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeve
NEAR ANTONYMS:
beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasure
love
hate (verb)
to dislike strongly
SYNONIMS:
abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, loathe
RELATED WORDS:
deplore, deprecate, disapprove (of), discountenance, disdain, disfavor, scorn
have it in for
NEAR ANTONYMS:
desire, fancy, favor, like, prefer; enjoy, relish; admire, adore, approve (of), esteem, hallow, idolize, revere, venerate, worship; cherish, prize, treasure
love
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