Definition of hatred
1 : extreme dislike or disgust : hate
2 : ill will or resentment that is usually mutual : prejudiced hostility or animosity old racial prejudices and national hatreds — Peter Thomson
Examples of hatred in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of hatred from the Web
Addiction and hatred are no es bueno for the living.
The reason: a deep hatred of black men, according to the New York Police Department.
Still, Bracey Sherman continues to be a target of hatred.
The Midrash makes a final point: the hatred of the wicked is counterbalanced by the love of the righteous.
The suspect, who was thwarted in an attempt to purchase a gun in the United States days before the attack, clearly held hatred for America.
The editorial seemed to say, the hell with that, what about right-wing hatred?
A series of letters to the editor to his local newspaper and social media postings over the years paint Hodgkinson as an angry man with a particular hatred for conservatives, Republicans and President Donald Trump.
And, as Joan Acocella writes in her review in The New Yorker, hatred of Roy isn’t limited to India: Many people on the right hate her, of course, and not just for her skill in argumentation.
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HATRED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hatred for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of dislike
HATRED Defined for Kids
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