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
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.
Despite the attack and the severe threat level, Grande’s manager Scooter Braun and the Greater Manchester Police had stated that the show would go on as a message of resilience in the face of hatred.
Is the human race, with its hatred and its wars, even worth saving?
If a sports and cultural icon on my level cannot shield his children and protect his family from the most vulgar kind of racial hatred imaginable, what does this say about American society in 2017?
Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a New Jersey city that prevented a Muslim group from building a mosque, a rejection that the group said was motivated by religious hatred.
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HATRED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hatred for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of dislike
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