hateful

  • 1 hateful — hateful, odious, abhorrent, detestable, abominable are sometimes used with little distinction. But hateful more frequently applies to something which excites actual hatred; odious, to something which is excessively disagreeable or which gives… …

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  • 2 hateful — [hāt′fəl] adj. 1. Archaic feeling or showing hate; malicious; malevolent 2. causing or deserving hate; loathsome; detestable; odious 3. nasty, unpleasant, objectionable, etc. [what a hateful thing to say!] hatefully adv. hatefulness n. SYN.… …

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  • 3 Hateful — Hate ful ( f[.u]l), a. 1. Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent. [Archaic or R.] [1913 Webster] And worse than death, to view with hateful eyes His rival s conquest. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Exciting or deserving great dislike,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Hateful — may refer to: *someone or something full of hate * Hateful , a song by The Clash from their 1979 album London Calling …

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  • 5 hateful — index antipathetic (distasteful), contemptible, contemptuous, disreputable, heinous, invidious, loathsome …

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  • 6 hateful — mid 14c., full of hate; late 14c., exciting hate; from HATE (Cf. hate) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Hatefully; hatefulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 hateful — [adj] nasty, obnoxious abhorrent, abominable, accursed, awful, bitter, blasted, catty*, confounded, cursed, cussed, damnable, damned, despicable, despiteful, detestable, disgusting, evil, execrable, forbidding, foul, gross, heinous, horrid,… …

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  • 8 hateful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arousing or deserving of hatred. DERIVATIVES hatefully adverb hatefulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 hateful — hatefully, adv. hatefulness, n. /hayt feuhl/, adj. 1. arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators. 2. unpleasant; dislikable; distasteful: She found her domestic chores hateful. 3. full of or expressing hate;… …

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  • 10 hateful — adj. 1) hateful to 2) hateful to + inf. (it was hateful of him to say that) * * * [ heɪtf(ə)l] hateful to hateful to + inf. (it was hateful of him to say that) …

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  • 11 hateful — hate•ful [[t]ˈheɪt fəl[/t]] adj. 1) arousing or deserving hate: hateful oppression[/ex] 2) unpleasant; dislikable: hateful chores[/ex] 3) full of or expressing hate; malevolent: a hateful speech[/ex] • Etymology: 1300–50 hate′ful•ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 hateful — [[t]he͟ɪtfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is hateful is extremely unpleasant. [OLD FASHIONED] I m sorry I didn t mean that. It was a hateful thing to say. Syn: horrid 2) ADJ GRADED Someone who is hateful hates someone else. These… …

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  • 13 hateful — adj. Hateful is used with these nouns: ↑ideology, ↑speech …

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  • 14 hateful — hate|ful [ˈheıtfəl] adj old fashioned very bad, unpleasant, or unkind ▪ It was all the fault of that hateful man! …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 hateful — hate|ful [ heıtfəl ] adjective extremely bad, unpleasant, or cruel: The author depicts these people as ignorant, hateful bigots. ╾ hate|ful|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 hateful — adjective his hateful letters were presented as evidence Syn: detestable, horrible, horrid, unpleasant, awful, nasty, disagreeable, despicable, objectionable, insufferable, revolting, loathsome, abhorrent, abominable, execrable, odious,… …

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  • 17 hateful — UK [ˈheɪtf(ə)l] / US [ˈheɪtfəl] adjective extremely bad, unpleasant, or cruel The author depicts these people as ignorant, hateful bigots. Derived word: hatefully adverb …

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  • 18 hateful — adjective Date: 14th century 1. full of hate ; malicious 2. deserving of or arousing hate • hatefully adverb • hatefulness noun …

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  • 19 hateful — adjective a) Evoking a feeling of hatred. b) Dislikeable. Ant: loveful See Also: hate, hatred …

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  • 20 hateful — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abominable, acrid, antagonistic, antipathetic, arrant, atrocious, awful, baleful, base, beastly, belligerent, below contempt, beneath contempt, bitchy, bitter, blameworthy, brutal, caustic, clashing,… …

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