Pronunciation Noun


  1. An object of hatred.
    One of my pet hates is traffic wardens.
  2. Hatred.
    He gave me a look filled with pure hate.
  3. (Internet slang) Negative feedback, abusive behaviour.
    There was a lot of hate in the comments on my vlog about Justin Bieber from his fans.
Related terms Verb

hate (hates, present participle hating; past and past participle hated)

  1. (transitive) To dislike intensely or greatly.
    • 1997, Popular Science (volume 251, number 4, page 34)
      People who hate broccoli may have super-sensitive taste buds.
  2. (intransitive) To experience hatred.
    Do not fear; he who fears hates; he who hates kills. — attributed to Gandhi
  3. (informal, originally, AAVE) Used in a phrasal verb: hate on.