Simple Definition of hatred
: a very strong feeling of dislike
Full Definition of hatred
1 : hate
2 : prejudiced hostility or animosity <old racial prejudices and national hatreds — Peter Thomson>
Examples of hatred
He had an irrational fear and hatred of foreigners.
She makes no attempt to conceal her hatred for her opponents.
This troubled city is filled with hatred, prejudice, crime, and fear.
The war was fueled by hatreds that were centuries old.
Origin of hatred
Middle English, from hate + Old English rǣden condition — more at kindred
First Known Use: 12th century
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