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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.


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.
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


[ˈheɪtər] n
to be a hater of sth → détester qch woman-hater
References in classic literature ?
Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart-knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual fife upon another: each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his subject.
He was in the clutches of the most notorious of cut-throats--a hater of all Europeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium.
It was during that period that his bitterness corroded home and he became a hater of all his kind.
He was become the bitterest hater of the institution I had ever heard talk.
He was not only a professional peacemaker, but from practice a hater of all feuds and brawls.
Thus by the authority of Agramante and the wisdom of King Sobrino all this complication of disputes was arranged; but the enemy of concord and hater of peace, feeling himself slighted and made a fool of, and seeing how little he had gained after having involved them all in such an elaborate entanglement, resolved to try his hand once more by stirring up fresh quarrels and disturbances.
And he ends by becoming a hater of philosophy, uncivilized, never using the weapon of persuasion,--he is like a wild beast, all violence and fierceness, and knows no other way of dealing; and he lives in all ignorance and evil conditions, and has no sense of propriety and grace.
When the wrath of the hater of the unrighteous was not slaked even in blood, and yet found favour?
He was an unusually faithful son, and, in a brutal age, a hater of physical brutality.
She had rendered, with extraordinary feeling and animation, the very accent almost of the disciple of the old apple-woman, the irreconcilable hater of Ministries, the voluntary servant of the poor.
How calm and isolated those misanthropes, those haters of humanity might live there, and all who have a distaste for social life
In the circle of the rankest tories that could be collected in England, Old or New, let a powerful and stimulating intellect, a man of great heart and mind, act on them, and very quickly these frozen conservators will yield to the friendly influence, these hopeless will begin to hope, these haters will begin to love, these immovable statues will begin to spin and revolve.