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
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.
On Friday three men Rick Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah Fletcher stood up against bigotry and hatred.
Brzezinski was born in Poland and had a hatred of the Soviet Union.
Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents.
The Bosnian war erupted from a complex concatenation of hatreds.
Their whine drowned out Yu's next words, but his expression was enough for Angel to understand the man's hatred.
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Definition of hatred for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of dislike
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