1. (n.) 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.

2. (n.) 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.

3. (n.) To love less, relatively.

4. (v.) 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.

abhor abhorrence abhorrent abominable abominate abomination accursed acrimonious allergy anathema animosity animus antagonism antipathy aversion be all heart be down on be hostile to bear a grudge bear ill will bear malice belligerence bete noire bitchy bitter black blasphemous catty clash clashing cold sweat collision conflict contemn contemptible contention creeping flesh damnable deprecate despicable despise despiteful despitefulness detest detestable detestation disapprove disapprove of disdain disfavor disgust dislike disrelish distasteful distressing enmity evil execrable execrate execration foul friction hateful hatred have deep feelings hold in abomination hold it against horrid horror hostility ill will ill-natured infamous loathe loathing love malevolence malevolent malice malign malignity mean mislike mortal horror nasty nausea not care for obnoxious odious odium opprobrious owe a grudge peeve pet peeve phobia quarrelsomeness rancor repellent reprehensible repugnance repulsion repulsive resent resentful resist revulsion scorn scurvy shrink from shudder at shuddering spite spiteful spitefulness trouble unspeakable utterly detest vicious vile


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