Intense dislike or ill will: racial hatred his murderous hatred of his brother
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- They must make it clear that religious hatred will not be tolerated and they must be seen to take a stand.
- 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.
loathing, hate, detestation, dislike, distaste, abhorrence, abomination, execration;
aversion, hostility, ill will, ill feeling, enmity, animosity, antipathy;
revulsion, disgust, contempt, odium
Middle English: from hate + -red (from Old English rǣden 'condition').
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