hate

Do you dislike getting up early on weekends? How much do you dislike it? So much that you'd stay in bed even if your favorite movie star came by your house to make you your favorite breakfast? In that case, you could say you hate it.

Hate is a powerfully strong verb, and it's one you should probably save for those things you really detest, that you have a passionately negative feeling about. An exception is when you use it in a sentence like, "I hate to bother you, but I'd like another cup of coffee." In this case, you're not using the word hate literally, but in more of a polite way; you simply want to emphasize that you're not trying to bother someone while still getting what you want.

Definitions of hate
1

n the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

Synonyms:
hatred
Antonyms:
love
a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
Types:
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abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, loathing, odium
hate coupled with disgust
misanthropy
hatred of mankind
misogamy
hatred of marriage
misogynism, misogyny
hatred of women
misology
hatred of reasoning
misoneism
hatred of change or innovation
misopedia
hatred of children
murderousness
a bloodthirsty hatred arousing murderous impulses
despisal, despising
a feeling of scornful hatred
enmity, hostility, ill will
the feeling of a hostile person
malevolence, malignity
wishing evil to others
misocainea
hatred of new ideas
animosity, animus, bad blood
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
class feeling
feelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another
antagonism
an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
aggression, aggressiveness
a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
belligerence, belligerency
hostile or warlike attitude or nature
bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour, resentment
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
maleficence
doing or causing evil
malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom
feeling a need to see others suffer
vengefulness, vindictiveness
a malevolent desire for revenge
Type of:
emotion
any strong feeling

v dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

“I hate Mexican food”
Synonyms:
detest
Antonyms:
love
have a great affection or liking for
Types:
abhor, abominate, execrate, loathe
find repugnant
contemn, despise, disdain, scorn
look down on with disdain
look down on
regard with contempt
Type of:
dislike
have or feel a dislike or distaste for

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