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HATEFUL

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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]

Meaning:

Evoking or deserving hatred

Context example:

no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude

Similar:

abominable; detestable; execrable; odious (unequivocally detestable)

unlovable (incapable of inspiring love or affection)

Also:

undesirable (not desirable)

hostile (characterized by enmity or ill will)

offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)

Antonym:

lovable (having characteristics that attract love or affection)


Sense 2hateful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by malice

Synonyms:

hateful; mean

Context examples:

a hateful thing to do / in a mean mood

Similar:

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


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