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[hey-trid] /ˈheɪ trɪd/
the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.
Origin of hatred
1125-75; Middle English; see hate, -red
Related forms
prehatred, noun
self-hatred, noun
animosity, detestation, loathing, abomination.
attraction, love. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hatred
  • Now it is up to the federal courts to prevent the hatred from spreading further.
  • My query is whether such hatred is necessary if a writer's mind is as good as his pen.
  • We see hatred and jealousy all over the world becoming manifested in the form of terrorism.
  • The hatred of other cultures and lifestyles is similar to a distaste for other's art forms.
  • One may eventually prove oneself, but hatred is a completely different matter.
  • But, it is moving day when my hatred for futons really comes out.
  • Adversity makes you hardhearted against the world, thus creating hatred between people.
  • Politicians are pushing new legislation that would ban games deemed violent or that incite hatred.
  • They completely undermine his project of mutual suspicion and hatred.
  • It feeds on sectarian strife, lax policing and anti-Western hatred.
British Dictionary definitions for hatred


a feeling of intense dislike; enmity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hatred

early 13c., from hate + rare suffix -red, from Old English ræden "state, condition," related to verb rædan "to advise, discuss, rule, read, guess." See read (v.) and cf. second element of kindred and proper names Æþelræd and Alfred.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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hatred in the Bible

among the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:20). Altogether different is the meaning of the word in Deut. 21:15; Matt. 6:24; Luke 14:26; Rom. 9:13, where it denotes only a less degree of love.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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