hatred

noun
ha·​tred | \ ˈhā-trəd How to pronounce hatred (audio) \

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 on the Web The spokesperson said Twitter remains committed to combating abuse motivated by hatred or intolerance. Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 12 Aug. 2022 Officials said the man, who was motivated by political hatred against Taiwan, chained the church’s doors shut and hid firebombs inside before shooting at the gathering of elderly church members. Deepa Bharath And Luis Andres Henao, Chron, 17 July 2022 Officials said the man, who was motivated by political hatred against Taiwan, chained the church’s doors shut and hid firebombs inside before shooting at the gathering of elderly church members. Deepa Bharath, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2022 But outside experts on the secretive, authoritarian country suggest that the report is merely an attempt to shift blame for the outbreak and invoke fear and hatred of South Korea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 1 July 2022 The skinheads and neo-Nazis are fueled by hatred, just like a terrorist who kills 130 people in cold blood in the street. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 27 May 2022 What does Presidential leadership even mean anymore, in a society paralyzed by its own political fissures and in a culture dominated by blame-shifting hatred? Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 26 May 2022 One victim was killed and five others were wounded in the attack, which authorities said was motivated by political hatred for Taiwan. Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2022 The violence on Sunday has left the south Orange County suburb reeling and has also become an international incident because investigators believe the suspect, David Wenwei Chou, was motivated by hatred of Taiwan. Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hatred

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hatred

Middle English hatrede, from hate hate entry 1 + -rede, suffix denoting state or quality, going back to Old English -rǣden — more at kindred entry 2

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26 Sep 2022

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“Hatred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatred. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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