Definition of hatred
- old racial prejudices and national hatreds
- —Peter Thomson
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.
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: a very strong feeling of dislike
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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