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hatred

Line breaks: hat¦red
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪtrɪd
 
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Definition of hatred in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Intense dislike; hate: racial hatred his murderous hatred of his brother
More example sentences
  • 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.
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Origin

Middle English: from hate + -red (from Old English rǣden 'condition').

Words that rhyme with hatred

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