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. noun
    the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    synonyms: hatred
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    Antonyms:
    love
    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
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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
    misandry
    hatred of men
    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
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    emotion
    any strong feeling
  2. verb
    dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    synonyms: detest
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    Antonyms:
    love
    have a great affection or liking for
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    abhor, abominate, execrate, loathe
    find repugnant
    contemn, despise, disdain, scorn
    look down on with disdain
    look down on
    regard with contempt
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    dislike
    have or feel a dislike or distaste for
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