hateful

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adjective hate·ful \ˈhāt-fəl\

Definition of hateful

  1. 1 :  full of hate :  malicious

  2. 2 :  deserving of or arousing hate

hatefully

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hatefulness

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Examples of hateful in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of hateful

14th century


HATEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

hateful

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adjective hate·ful \ˈhāt-fəl\

Definition of hateful for English Language Learners

  • : very bad or evil : causing or deserving hate

  • : full of hate : showing hate


HATEFUL Defined for Kids

hateful

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adjective hate·ful \ˈhāt-fəl\

Definition of hateful for Students

  1. 1 :  full of hate “Then you get her out of here,” he said with hateful force. — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder

  2. 2 :  very bad or evil :  causing or deserving hate a hateful crime



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