hate-mon·​ger·​ing ˈhāt-ˈməŋ-g(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce hate-mongering (audio)
variants or hatemongering
: the act or practice of stirring up hatred or enmity in others
In the past, the band has been accused of hatemongering by some critics. By today's standards, however, Chuck's vehement preachings on self-determination and economic empowerment sound almost tame …Danyel Smith
hate-mongering adjective
or hatemongering
Malcolm was reviled as a hate-mongering demagogue and revered as a martyr to the cause of freedom. Alex Haley
hate-monger noun
or hatemonger
Derek is inducted into the neo-Nazi movement by a veteran hatemonger …, who uses him as a neighborhood recruitment agent. Owen Gleiberman

Examples of hate-mongering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With his Maxine at his side—daughter of his late best friend Ganke, remembered as the hero of Brooklyn—Miles fights to protect his neighborhood from all threats, including a hate-monger dressed in the costume of Captain America, who wants to destroy anyone who doesn’t look like him. Joe George, menshealth.com, 5 Jan. 2022 Their news network, ATN, threw in with the worst of the worst in U.S. politics, propping up conspiracy theories, phony news and hate-mongering candidates, all in the name of retaining power and influence. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hate-mongering was in 1917

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“Hate-mongering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hate-mongering. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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