H h


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [heyt]
    • /heɪt/
    • /heɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [heyt]
    • /heɪt/

Definitions of hate word

  • verb with object hate to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry. 1
  • verb with object hate to be unwilling; dislike: I hate to do it. 1
  • verb without object hate to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility. 1
  • noun hate intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility. 1
  • noun hate the object of extreme aversion or hostility. 1
  • adjective hate noting or relating to acts that are motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance: a hate crime; a hate group; hate mail. 1

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Origin of hate

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English hat(i)en, Old English hatian (v.); cognate with Dutch haten, Old Norse hata, Gothic hatan, German hassen

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Hate


hate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

hate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for hate

verb hate

  • despise — If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them.
  • scorn — open or unqualified contempt; disdain: His face and attitude showed the scorn he felt.
  • detest — If you detest someone or something, you dislike them very much.
  • shun — to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.
  • abhor — If you abhor something, you hate it very much, especially for moral reasons.

noun hate

  • hatred — the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.
  • abhorrence — Someone's abhorrence of something is their strong hatred of it.
  • detestation — intense hatred; abhorrence
  • odium — intense hatred or dislike, especially toward a person or thing regarded as contemptible, despicable, or repugnant.
  • revulsion — a strong feeling of repugnance, distaste, or dislike: Cruelty fills me with revulsion.

Antonyms for hate

verb hate

  • admire — If you admire someone or something, you like and respect them very much.
  • cherish — If you cherish something such as a hope or a pleasant memory, you keep it in your mind for a long period of time.
  • adore — If you adore someone, you feel great love and admiration for them.
  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
  • laud — to praise; extol.

noun hate

  • friendship — the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
  • good will — friendly disposition; benevolence; kindness.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • kindness — the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.
  • liking — Usually, likes. the things a person likes: a long list of likes and dislikes.

adjective hate

  • derisory — If you describe something such as an amount of money as derisory, you are emphasizing that it is so small or inadequate that it seems silly or not worth considering.
  • out to lunch — a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner; luncheon.
  • schizo — a schizophrenic or schizoid person.
  • crazy — If you describe someone or something as crazy, you think they are very foolish or strange.

Top questions with hate

  • why did hitler hate jews?
  • why do people hate nickelback?
  • why does everyone hate nickelback?
  • why do i hate myself?
  • why do cats hate water?
  • why did hitler hate the jews?
  • i hate it when?
  • why does everyone hate me?
  • why does my mom hate me?
  • why does michael hate toby?
  • why do people hate donald trump?
  • what does hate mean?
  • why do people hate hillary clinton?
  • why they hate us?
  • why does god hate me?

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