Hate speech

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Hate speech

:speech expressing hatred of a particular group of people
  • Hate speech is not allowed at school.

Word by Word Definitions

hate play
  1. : intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury

  2. : extreme dislike or disgust : antipathy, loathing

  3. : an object of hatred

  1. : to feel extreme enmity toward : to regard with active hostility

  2. : to have a strong aversion to : find very distasteful

  3. : to express or feel extreme enmity or active hostility

speech play
  1. : the communication or expression of thoughts in spoken words

  2. : exchange of spoken words : conversation

  3. : something that is spoken : utterance


Law Dictionary

hate speech

noun

legal Definition of hate speech

:speech that is intended to insult, offend, or intimidate a person because of some trait (as race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability)

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