The noun hatred means to feel a strong emotional dislike toward something or someone. You feel hatred of people who have done terrible things to you, or books about too-perfect teens.

Hatred comes from Old English hete, which means "hate," plus the suffix red (ræden), which means "the condition of." If you find after twenty years of marriage you no longer like your husband, you may be able to work it out. If you feel hatred towards him, your differences may be irreconcilable.

Definitions of hatred
  1. noun
    the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    synonyms: hate
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    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
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    abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, loathing, odium
    hate coupled with disgust
    hatred of mankind
    hatred of marriage
    misogynism, misogyny
    hatred of women
    hatred of reasoning
    hatred of change or innovation
    hatred of children
    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
    hatred of men
    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
    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
    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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    any strong feeling
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