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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hateful mean? 

HATEFUL (adjective)
  The adjective HATEFUL has 2 senses:

1. evoking or deserving hatred
2. characterized by malice

  Familiarity information: HATEFUL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HATEFUL (adjective)

Sense 1hateful [BACK TO TOP]


Evoking or deserving hatred

Context example:

no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude


abominable; detestable; execrable; odious (unequivocally detestable)

unlovable (incapable of inspiring love or affection)


undesirable (not desirable)

hostile (characterized by enmity or ill will)

offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)


lovable (having characteristics that attract love or affection)

Sense 2hateful [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by malice


hateful; mean

Context examples:

a hateful thing to do / in a mean mood


awful; nasty (offensive or even (of persons) malicious)

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