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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).
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Adv.1.hatefully - in a hateful manner




[ˈheɪtfəlɪ] advodiosamente


(heit) verb
to dislike very much. I hate them for their cruelty to my father; I hate getting up in the morning.
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 ?
Bonacieux was standing at the door, and looked at D'Artagnan hatefully.
He crouched behind a little tree, with his eyes burning hatefully and his teeth set in a cur- like snarl.
His attentions to Miss King were now the consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenary; and the mediocrity of her fortune proved no longer the moderation of his wishes, but his eagerness to grasp at anything.
He was amazed, disgusted that conditions so foreign to all his purposes, so hatefully disconnected with the objects he cared to occupy himself with, should have lain in ambush and clutched him when he was unaware.
Thomas Mugridge backed away, glaring as hatefully and viciously as I glared.
Then the wretched boy looked cautiously up and found her gone, crept out of bed, fastened his door, and threw himself upon his pillow again: tearing his hair, morosely crying, grudgingly loving her, hatefully but impenitently spurning himself, and no less hatefully and unprofitably spurning all the good in the world.
He eventually cannot go through with it, but not before a frightfully visceral in-film trial documentary showcases how hatefully entertained the mob was by its actions.
What I have to say about Stevens is not an attempt to minimize or excuse his racism; but what Cheng's account of white responses to this loss allows me to suggest is that we might read his racism in "Like Decorations in a Nigger Cemetery" as a perverse version of the "white liberal" variety, rather than as a version of the more hatefully supremacist kind.
Al-Zayani said that the unravelling by the security agencies of attempts to smuggle weapons and bombs into the Kingdom and the smuggling wanted persons out of Bahrain are firm clue that the gangs of terrorism and crime and in coordination and co-plotting with extremist regional forces which continue their criminal plots and hatefully shedding the blood of innocent people, spreading violence and chaos in Bahrain.
938) Scalia concludes: "that Court which finds it so horrific that Congress irrationally and hatefully robbed same-sex couples of the 'personhood and dignity' which state legislatures conferred upon them will of a certitude be similarly appalled by state legislatures' irrational and hateful failure to acknowledge that 'personhood and dignity' in the first place.
T]heir emotions were whirling, the spokes of whitest light smashing, the hooks grappling together, hatefully.
Hence anyone, regardless of color, can harbor prejudicial, even hatefully prejudicial feelings about any race.