1. [ verb ] dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
Synonyms: detest

"I hate Mexican food" "She detests politicians"

Related terms: love dislike contemn abhor abhorrence
2. [ noun ] the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
Synonyms: hatred
Related terms: love emotion hostility misopedia misogyny misogamy misology murderousness despisal misoneism malevolence misanthropy abhorrence
Similar spelling:   hat