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Open acts of war; warfare
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  1. Open acts of war; warfare
  2. An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
  3. A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
Great dislike; abhorrence.
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  1. Great dislike; abhorrence.
  2. Sense of revulsion, distaste, detestation, extreme hatred or dislike.
  3. Intense dislike, disgust, or hatred; abhorrence
Malevolent behavior.
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  1. Malevolent behavior.
  2. The quality or state of being malevolent; malice; spitefulness; ill will
Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike.
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  1. Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike.
  2. Alternative spelling of ill will.
  3. Unfriendly feeling; hostility; hate; malice
A continuing and bitter hate or ill will; deep spite or malice
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  1. A continuing and bitter hate or ill will; deep spite or malice
  2. Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will:
To reject or refuse with derision:
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  1. To reject or refuse with derision:
  2. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity:
  3. To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy:
To dislike intensely; loathe:
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  1. To dislike intensely; loathe:
  2. To look down on with contempt and scorn
  3. To regard with contempt or scorn:
To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
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  1. To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
  2. To accuse publicly; inform against
  3. To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
The poison secreted by some snakes, spiders, insects, etc., introduced into the body of the victim by bite or sting
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  1. The poison secreted by some snakes, spiders, insects, etc., introduced into the body of the victim by bite or sting
  2. Any of various poisonous substances secreted by certain snakes, spiders, scorpions, and insects and transmitted to a victim by a bite or sting. Venoms are highly concentrated fluids that typically consist of dozens or hundreds of powerful enzymes, peptides, and smaller organic compounds. These compounds target and disable specific chemicals in the victim, damaging cellular and organ system function. Snake venoms, for example, contain substances that block platelet aggregation (causing bleeding) and that prevent the release of acetylcholine by nerve endings (causing muscle paralysis). Many substances contained in venoms are under investigation for use as pharmaceuticals.
  3. A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted to prey or to attackers by a bite or sting.
The object of such dislike
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  1. The object of such dislike
  2. (Obs.) An opposition in character, nature, tendency, etc.
  3. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
The cause or object of such a feeling:
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  1. The cause or object of such a feeling:
  2. An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
  3. The act or fact of averting:
  1. Hate coupled with disgust; abhorrence.
  2. Strong dislike or hatred; abhorrence.
  3. Intense dislike or hatred; loathing
A sensation that rankles.
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A chance to retaliate or get satisfaction, as by a return match after a defeat
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  1. A chance to retaliate or get satisfaction, as by a return match after a defeat
  2. Something done in retaliation, especially a defeat of a rival who has been victorious.
  3. A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness:
The condition or quality of being highly dangerous or injurious; deadliness.
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  1. The condition or quality of being highly dangerous or injurious; deadliness.
  2. Persistent, intense ill will or desire to harm others; great malice
  3. A malignant act, event, or feeling
A person or thing that is loathsome; a detested thing. [Mid 18th century.]
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  1. A person or thing that is loathsome; a detested thing. [Mid 18th century.]
  2. One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
  3. A feeling of repugnance or loathing.
Bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred.
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  1. Bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred.
  2. A hostile feeling or act.
  3. A feeling of strong dislike or hatred; ill will; hostility
Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
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  1. Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
  2. A feeling or state of hatred or animosity:
  3. The bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies; hostility; antagonism
A strong dislike; an aversion.
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  1. A strong dislike; an aversion.
To dislike intensely; abhor.
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  1. To dislike intensely; abhor.
  2. To dislike intensely; hate; abhor
To shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest
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  1. To shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest
  2. To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
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  1. To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
  2. To call down evil upon; curse
  3. To curse
To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
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  1. To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
  2. To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest
To bring evil upon; afflict:
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  1. To bring evil upon; afflict:
  2. To call evil or injury down on; damn
  3. To utter a curse or curses; swear; blaspheme
To view with contempt; despise.
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  1. To view with contempt; despise.
  2. (Chiefly Literary) To treat or think of with contempt; scorn
To reject something contemptuously.
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  1. To reject something contemptuously.
  2. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  3. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
To ridicule, mock, discredit.
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  1. To ridicule, mock, discredit.
  2. To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
  3. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
To stay away from; not go to:
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  1. To stay away from; not go to:
  2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
  3. To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
To cause to feel nausea; make sick
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  1. To cause to feel nausea; make sick
  2. To cause nausea in.
  3. (Intransitive) To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.
To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
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  1. To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
  2. To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
US spelling of disfavour.
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  1. US spelling of disfavour.
  2. To regard or treat unfavorably; slight
  3. To slow down or otherwise reduce the success of (a chemical process or pathway):
To voice opposition; object:
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  1. To voice opposition; object:
  2. To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
  3. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
To refrain from (doing something).
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  1. To refrain from (doing something).
  2. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
  3. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
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  1. To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
  2. To shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest
To detest thoroughly; abhor.
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  1. To detest thoroughly; abhor.
  2. To dislike very much
  3. To feel hatred and disgust for; loathe
To dislike intensely; loathe:
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  1. To dislike intensely; loathe:
  2. To look down on with contempt and scorn
  3. To regard with contempt or scorn:
To dislike intensely; abhor.
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  1. To dislike intensely; abhor.
  2. To dislike intensely; hate; abhor
To feel loathing for; abhor.
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  1. To feel loathing for; abhor.
  2. To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
  3. To loathe; detest; abhor
To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
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  1. To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
  2. To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest
One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
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  1. One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
  2. A feeling of repugnance or loathing.
  3. An abhorring; loathing; detestation
A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
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  1. A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
  2. An abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing
  3. Abhorrence; disgust.
The object of such dislike
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  1. The object of such dislike
  2. (Obs.) An opposition in character, nature, tendency, etc.
  3. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
The object arousing such dislike
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  1. The object arousing such dislike
  2. The act or fact of averting:
  3. An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
  1. Hate coupled with disgust; abhorrence.
  2. Strong dislike or hatred; abhorrence.
  3. Intense dislike or hatred; loathing
Alternative form of repellency.
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The ability to repel; the characteristic of repelling.
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  1. The ability to repel; the characteristic of repelling.
Inconsistency or contradiction
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  1. Inconsistency or contradiction
  2. Extreme dislike or distaste; aversion; antipathy
  3. (Logic) The relationship of contradictory terms; inconsistency.
Repugnance.
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  1. Repugnance.
  2. The quality or property of being repugnant.
The act of repulsing or the condition of being repulsed:
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  1. The act of repulsing or the condition of being repulsed:
  2. (Physics) The force that causes particles or bodies to repel one another, as from having the same electric charge or magnetic polarity.
  3. (Physics) The mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to repel each other
Extreme disgust, shock, or repugnance; feeling of great loathing
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  1. Extreme disgust, shock, or repugnance; feeling of great loathing
  2. (Medicine) The reduction of superficial inflammation in an affected body part, as by topical agents, in order to decrease inflammation in adjacent structures.
  3. A sudden strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent disgust or loathing.
The excommunication often accompanying or following this condemnation
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  1. The excommunication often accompanying or following this condemnation
  2. A thing or person greatly detested
  3. One that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned:
A cause of fear, anxiety, or irritation:
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  1. A cause of fear, anxiety, or irritation:
  2. An imaginary hobgoblin or terror used to frighten children into good conduct
  3. A fearsome imaginary creature, especially one evoked to frighten children.
The act of execrating; a cursing, denouncing, etc.
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  1. The act of execrating; a cursing, denouncing, etc.
  2. Something that is cursed or loathed.
  3. A person or thing cursed or detested
A sickening distaste or dislike; deep aversion; repugnance
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  1. A sickening distaste or dislike; deep aversion; repugnance
  2. Profound dislike or annoyance caused by something sickening or offensive.
An abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing
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  1. An abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing
  2. A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
  3. Abhorrence; disgust.
(Informal) A book, play, etc. that is poorly received by the public; failure
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  1. (Informal) A book, play, etc. that is poorly received by the public; failure
  2. Coolness of action, feeling, manner, etc.
  3. A cold manner or period of disaffection:
To detest thoroughly; abhor.
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  1. To detest thoroughly; abhor.
  2. To feel hatred and disgust for; loathe
  3. To dislike very much
To cause to be, or to declare as, an anathema or evil.
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  1. To cause to be, or to declare as, an anathema or evil.
  2. To utter an anathema (against); curse
  3. To proclaim an anathema on; curse.
Simple past tense and past participle of resend.
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  1. Simple past tense and past participle of resend.
  2. To feel or show displeasure and hurt or indignation over (some act, remark, etc.) or toward (a person), from a sense of being injured or offended
To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
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  1. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  2. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
  3. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
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  1. To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
Alternative form of look down on.
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  1. Alternative form of look down on.
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  1. (Archaic) displease
  2. To disapprove of; dislike.
To resist authority or convention
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  1. To resist authority or convention
  2. To feel or express strong unwillingness or repugnance:
  3. To feel or show strong aversion; be repelled
To avoid, especially persistently.
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  1. To avoid, especially persistently.
  2. To stay away from; not go to:
  3. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify.
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  1. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify.
  2. To refrain from (doing something):
  3. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. To be careful about:
To be slow to act, speak, or decide:
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  1. To be slow to act, speak, or decide:
  2. To pause; stop momentarily
  3. To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
Alternative form of look down on.
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  1. Alternative form of look down on.
(Idiomatic, usually followed by at) To regard as inferior or distasteful; to hold in contempt.
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  1. (Idiomatic, usually followed by at) To regard as inferior or distasteful; to hold in contempt.
To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
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  1. To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
Strong aversion; intense dislike; hateful regard; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as unpleasant, harmful or evil.
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  1. Strong aversion; intense dislike; hateful regard; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as unpleasant, harmful or evil.
  2. Strong dislike or ill will; hate
  3. Intense animosity or hostility.
A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
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  1. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
  2. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
  3. A genre of fiction, films, comic books, etc. characterized by the depiction of frightening events and, variously, ghosts, vampires, monsters, etc.
Great dislike; abhorrence.
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  1. Great dislike; abhorrence.
  2. Sense of revulsion, distaste, detestation, extreme hatred or dislike.
  3. Intense dislike, disgust, or hatred; abhorrence
Something abhorred; something repugnant
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  1. Something abhorred; something repugnant
  2. A feeling of repugnance or loathing.
  3. One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
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  1. A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
  2. An abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing
  3. Abhorrence; disgust.
The cause or object of such a feeling:
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  1. The cause or object of such a feeling:
  2. An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
  3. The act or fact of averting:
  1. Hate coupled with disgust; abhorrence.
  2. One that is detested.
  3. Intense dislike or hatred; loathing
An intense dislike or abhorrence:
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  1. An intense dislike or abhorrence:
  2. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
  3. A genre of fiction, films, comic books, etc. characterized by the depiction of frightening events and, variously, ghosts, vampires, monsters, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Loathe implies utter abhorrence See also syn. study at despise.
  • Abhor implies a feeling of great repugnance or disgust
  • Despise suggests a looking down with great contempt upon the person or thing one hates
  • Detest implies vehement dislike or antipathy
  • Hate implies a feeling of great dislike or aversion, and, with persons as the object, connotes the bearing of malice
Find another word for hate. In this page you can discover 169 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hate, like: hostility, loathing, malevolence, ill will, rancor, scorn, despise, have an aversion toward, denounce, love and venom.