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.
Origin and Etymology of hatred
Middle English, from hate + Old English rǣden condition — more at kindred
First Known Use: 12th century
HATRED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hatred for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of dislike
HATRED Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up hatred? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).