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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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  • hatred we hate: but no man should desire A heart too cold to flame with righteous ire.

    Golden Stars Henry Van Dyke
  • hatred burned in his eyes at the memory, like some fire that had been banked but had never died.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • hatred and despair had clouded her brain like fumes of alcohol.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • hatred and sin—is not that hell itself, wherein dwells all that is opposed to God?

    Daily Thoughts Charles Kingsley
  • hatred of the academic model made Leys bring art back to its sources.

  • hatred must be considered both as a cause of war, and as an element in the war moods.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • We are often influenc'd by our Love, or our hatred, before we are aware of it our selves.

    A Letter to Dion Bernard Mandeville
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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