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love-hate Syllabification: love-hate
Pronunciation: /ˌləvˈhāt/

Definition of love-hate in English:


(Of a relationship) characterized by ambivalent feelings of love and hate felt by one or each of two or more parties.
Example sentences
  • They seem to share a love-hate relationship, with hate being the major component.
  • Political parties and opinion and exit pollsters have a love-hate relationship with each other.
  • The love-hate relationships among the four major parties are completely driven by the independence-unification issue.
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