Definition of hatred in English:

hatred

noun

  • Intense dislike or ill will.

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

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

Pronunciation

hatred

/ˈhātrəd//ˈheɪtrəd/