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v. hat·ed, hat·ing, hates
1. To feel strong dislike for or hostility toward: rivals who hate each other.
2. To feel dislike or distaste for: hates washing dishes; hates to get up early.
3. To be disinclined (to do something) out of politeness or a need to apologize: I hate to interrupt, but can I ask you a quick question?
To feel hatred.
Intense animosity or dislike; hatred.
hate on (someone) Slang
To ridicule, insult, or act hatefully toward: Stop hating on them—they're my friends.

[Middle English haten, from Old English hatian. N., Middle English, from Old English hete.]

hat′er n.
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a. someone who hates a specified person or thing: a passionate hater of tyranny.
b. (in combination): a woman-hater; a cop-hater.
2. informal chiefly US and Canadian a grudging or spiteful person, esp one who disparages others: Don't let the haters get you down.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hater - a person who hates
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
abominator, loather - one who hates or loathes
anglophobe - a person who hates England and everything English
anti-Semite, Jew-baiter - someone who hates and would persecute Jews
Francophobe - a person who hates France and everything French
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[ˈheɪtər] n
to be a hater of sth → détester qch woman-hater
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