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hate·ful

 (hāt′fəl)
adj.
1. Eliciting or deserving hatred.
2. Feeling or showing hatred: "After she'd drunk the cocktail ... Mary sat there seeing faces, hearing voices in a blank hateful haze" (John Dos Passos).
3. Informal Very unpleasant or unappealing: a hateful chore.

hate′ful·ly adv.
hate′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: hateful, detestable, odious, offensive, repellent
These often interchangeable adjectives describe what elicits or deserves strong dislike, distaste, or revulsion. Hateful refers to what evokes hatred or deep animosity: "No vice is universally so hateful as ingratitude" (Joseph Priestley).
Detestable applies to what arouses abhorrence or scorn: detestable crimes against humanity. Something odious is the object of intense displeasure or aversion: "the odious practice of sending prisoners abroad to be tortured" (Ronald Dworkin).
Offensive applies to what offends or insults: an offensive suggestion that the writer was guilty of plagiarism. Something repellent arouses repugnance or disgust: "[The motion picture code] banned the portrayal of repellent subjects—the sale of women, surgical operations, cruelty to children and animals" (Jeffrey Meyers).

hateful

(ˈheɪtfʊl)
adj
1. causing or deserving hate; loathsome; detestable
2. full of or showing hate
ˈhatefully adv
ˈhatefulness n

hate•ful

(ˈheɪt fəl)

adj.
1. arousing or deserving hate: hateful oppression.
2. unpleasant; dislikable: hateful chores.
3. full of or expressing hate; malevolent: a hateful speech.
[1300–50]
hate′ful•ly, adv.
hate′ful•ness, n.
syn: hateful, odious, offensive, obnoxious refer to something that provokes strong dislike or aversion. hateful implies causing dislike along with hostility and ill will: a hateful task. odious emphasizes a disgusting or repugnant quality: odious crimes. offensive is a general term that stresses the resentment or displeasure aroused by something that is insulting or unpleasant: an offensive remark; an offensive odor. obnoxious implies causing annoyance or discomfort by objectionable qualities: His constant bragging is obnoxious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
undesirable, unwanted - not wanted; "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
2.hateful - characterized by malicehateful - characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
nasty, awful - offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound

hateful

adjective
2. malicious, malevolent, spiteful, hating, vicious, bitchy (informal), catty (informal), ill-disposed, evil-minded, ill-natured They are not necessarily hateful, malicious people.
despicable good, beautiful, wonderful, attractive, charming, pleasant, desirable, lovable, likable or likeable

hateful

adjective
1. Eliciting or deserving hate:
2. Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
Translations
كَريه، سَيِّء
odporný
hadefuld
andstyggilegur
sovražen
nefret uyandıran

hateful

[ˈheɪtfʊl] ADJodioso

hateful

[ˈheɪtfʊl] adj
(= horrible) [person] → odieux/euse, détestable; [thing, place] → horrible
(= full of hatred) [words, language] → haineux/eusehate mail nlettres fpl d'injures

hateful

adj
abscheulich; remarks alsohässlich; personunausstehlich; something is hateful to somebodyetw ist jdm verhasst; it was a hateful thing to say/dodas war abscheulich
(= full of hate)hasserfüllt

hateful

[ˈheɪtfʊl] adjodioso/a, detestabile

hate

(heit) verb
to dislike very much. I hate them for their cruelty to my father; I hate getting up in the morning.
noun
1. great dislike. a look of hate.
2. something disliked. Getting up in the morning is one of my pet (= particular) hates.
ˈhateful adjective
very bad; very unpleasant. That was a hateful thing to do to her; What a hateful person!
ˈhatefully adverb
ˈhatefulness noun
hatred (ˈheitrid) noun
great dislike. There was a look of hatred in his eyes; I have a deep-seated hatred of liars.
References in classic literature ?
Everybody is so hateful, I'll ask Laurie to go skating.
But, in very truth, she is right as regards this hateful token.
Their justice--it was a lie, it was a lie, a hideous, brutal lie, a thing too black and hateful for any world but a world of nightmares.
He wanted to make me drink some of his hateful brandy," said Emmeline; "and I hate it so--"
Bringing water from the town pump had always been hateful work in Tom's eyes, before, but now it did not strike him so.
I learned it to speak in school, but the scholars were hateful and laughed.
If it had any effect on his character, it made him more cruel and hateful in all his ways; for I believe him to have been a much worse man after his conversion than before.
The disguise, equivocation, mystery, so hateful to her to practise, might soon be over.
The next morning brought another short note from Marianne-- still affectionate, open, artless, confiding--everything that could make MY conduct most hateful.
I hastened to drive from my mind the hateful notion I had been conceiving respecting Grace Poole; it disgusted me.
Linton is all I have to love in the world, and though you have done what you could to make him hateful to me, and me to him, you cannot make us hate each other.
Don't you think it's hard to be sent away for five years, to make your fortune among hateful savages, and lose sight of your friends at home for all that long time?