Definition of hatred in English:

hatred

noun

  • Intense dislike or ill will.

    ‘racial hatred’
    ‘his murderous hatred of his brother’
    • ‘I would like to express my pure hatred for those who light up a fag in front of children and even babies!’
    • ‘I find that very profound because there is a great deal of hatred spouted in the name of religion.’
    • ‘Racial hatred is therefore an attack upon people as people, clear and unambiguous.’
    • ‘They attempted to play something but the roar of hatred from the crowd drowned them out.’
    • ‘Being racist is to hate on the basis of racial difference and to incite racial hatred.’
    • ‘Morgaine snapped, her green eyes filled with hatred as she rounded on her brother.’
    • ‘No doubt this will be reported as the latest example of race hatred in a racially torn community.’
    • ‘It is not such a large step from that mainstream irrationality and hatred to fascism.’
    • ‘Oh, she knew hatred was not a ladylike emotion, but she simply could not help it.’
    • ‘As long as we wield our weapons of hatred, greed and stupidity, nothing will change.’
    • ‘Britain must be free to act against extremists who stir up hatred and incite terrorism.’
    • ‘By the time he left each one of the towns the area was in the grip of racial hatred that spilled over into rioting.’
    • ‘It is not a grand theory but a simple truth that Hitler was motivated by the human emotion of hatred.’
    • ‘Sadly, many did not support her goals because their racial hatred was too strong.’
    • ‘Only their angry eyes were visible and it was clear they had hatred in their hearts.’
    • ‘It set an end to a terrible century of war and hatred between France and Germany.’
    • ‘As far as my other critics are concerned, the envy seems to have corroded down to hatred.’
    • ‘They must make it clear that religious hatred will not be tolerated and they must be seen to take a stand.’
    • ‘I read them and am hurt by the injustice and often outright hatred of some of the posters.’
    • ‘I could feel the eyes of my mother and my brothers on me, a quiet but potent hatred.’
    loathing, hate, detestation, dislike, distaste, abhorrence, abomination, execration, resentment, aversion, hostility, ill will, ill feeling, bad feeling
    enmity, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, animus, revulsion, disgust, contempt, repugnance, odium, rancour
    disrelish
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Origin

Middle English: from hate + -red (from Old English rǣden condition).

Pronunciation

hatred

/ˈhātrəd/