adjective hate·ful \ˈhāt-fəl\

: very bad or evil : causing or deserving hate

: full of hate : showing hate

Full Definition of HATEFUL

:  full of hate :  malicious
:  deserving of or arousing hate
hate·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
hate·ful·ness noun

Examples of HATEFUL

  1. <the girl's classmates were bullying her online, sending her hateful e-mails and text messages>

First Known Use of HATEFUL

14th century

Rhymes with HATEFUL


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