Meaning of hatred

hatred




The noun hatred means to feel a strong emotional dislike toward something or someone. You feel hatred of people who have done terrible things to you, or books about too-perfect teens.

Hatred comes from Old English hete, which means “hate,” plus the suffix red (ræden), which means “the condition of.” If you find after twenty years of marriage you no longer like your husband, you may be able to work it out. If you feel hatred towards him, your differences may be irreconcilable.

Definitions of hatred
  1. noun

    the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

    synonyms:

    hate

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    Antonyms:

    love

    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
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    abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, loathing, odium

    hate coupled with disgust
    misanthropy

    hatred of mankind
    misogamy

    hatred of marriage
    misogynism, misogyny

    hatred of women
    misology

    hatred of reasoning
    misoneism

    hatred of change or innovation
    misopedia

    hatred of children
    murderousness

    a bloodthirsty hatred arousing murderous impulses
    despisal, despising

    a feeling of scornful hatred
    enmity, hostility, ill will

    the feeling of a hostile person
    malevolence, malignity

    wishing evil to others
    misandry

    hatred of men
    misocainea

    hatred of new ideas
    animosity, animus, bad blood

    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
    class feeling

    feelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another
    antagonism

    an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
    aggression, aggressiveness

    a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    belligerence, belligerency

    hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour, resentment

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    maleficence

    doing or causing evil
    malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom

    feeling a need to see others suffer
    vengefulness, vindictiveness

    a malevolent desire for revenge
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    emotion

    any strong feeling

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