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hate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hate

  1. 1 a very strong dislike hate can sometimes be replaced with tolerance when people meet face to face Synonyms of hate abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hatred, loathing Words Related to hate cattiness, despite, despitefulness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, contempt, disdain, enmity, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, virulence, vitriol Near Antonyms of hate appetite, inclination, liking; admiration, adoration, veneration, worship; acceptance, tolerance; passion, relish, taste Antonyms of hate affection, devotion, fondness, love

  2. 2 something or someone that is hated the Alaska pipeline is a pet hate of environmentalists Synonyms of hate abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, bête noire, detestation, execration Words Related to hate dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeve Near Antonyms of hate beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasure Antonyms of hate love


hate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hate

  1. to dislike strongly she hates her job, she hates her friends, and she hates her life! Synonyms of hate abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, loathe Words Related to hate deplore, deprecate, disapprove (of), discountenance, disdain, disfavor, scorn Phrases have it in for Near Antonyms of hate desire, fancy, favor, like, prefer; enjoy, relish; admire, adore, approve (of), esteem, hallow, idolize, revere, venerate, worship; cherish, prize, treasure Antonyms of hate love

Synonym Discussion of hate

hate, detest, abhor, abominate, loathe mean to feel strong aversion or intense dislike for. hate implies an emotional aversion often coupled with enmity or malice.
    • hated the enemy with a passion
detest suggests violent antipathy.
    • detests cowards
abhor implies a deep often shuddering repugnance.
    • a crime abhorred by all
abominate suggests strong detestation and often moral condemnation.
    • abominates all forms of violence
loathe implies utter disgust and intolerance.
    • loathed the mere sight of them


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