noun \ˈhā-trəd\

: a very strong feeling of dislike

Full Definition of HATRED

:  hate
:  prejudiced hostility or animosity <old racial prejudices and national hatreds — Peter Thomson>

Examples of HATRED

  1. He had an irrational fear and hatred of foreigners.
  2. She makes no attempt to conceal her hatred for her opponents.
  3. This troubled city is filled with hatred, prejudice, crime, and fear.
  4. The war was fueled by hatreds that were centuries old.

Origin of HATRED

Middle English, from hate + Old English ̄den condition — more at kindred
First Known Use: 12th century


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