- hate•ful[[t]ˈheɪt fəl[/t]] adj.1) arousing or deserving hate:hateful oppression[/ex]2) unpleasant; dislikable:hateful chores[/ex]3) full of or expressing hate; malevolent:a hateful speech[/ex]•Etymology: 1300–50 hate′ful•ly, adv. hate′ful•ness, n. syn: hateful, odious, offensive, obnoxious refer to something that provokes strong dislike or aversion. hateful implies causing dislike along with hostility and ill will: a hateful task. odious emphasizes a disgusting or repugnant quality: odious crimes. offensive is a general term that stresses the resentment or displeasure aroused by something that is insulting or unpleasant: an offensive remark; an offensive odor. obnoxious implies causing annoyance or discomfort by objectionable qualities: His constant bragging is obnoxious.
From formal English to slang. 2014.
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Hateful — may refer to: *someone or something full of hate * Hateful , a song by The Clash from their 1979 album London Calling … Wikipedia
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hateful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arousing or deserving of hatred. DERIVATIVES hatefully adverb hatefulness noun … English terms dictionary
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hateful — adj. 1) hateful to 2) hateful to + inf. (it was hateful of him to say that) * * * [ heɪtf(ə)l] hateful to hateful to + inf. (it was hateful of him to say that) … Combinatory dictionary