Hate

Definition of Hate

Pronunciation: hāt
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Hated; p. pr. & vb. n. Hating.]
1.To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy.
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer.
- 1 John iii. 15.
2.To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted.
I hate that he should linger here.
- Tennyson.
3.(Script.) To love less, relatively.
n.1.Strong aversion coupled with desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; - opposed to love.
For in a wink the false love turns to hate.
- Tennyson.

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