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1. hateful

adjective. ['ˈheɪtfəl'] evoking or deserving hatred.

Synonyms

  • odious
  • unwanted
  • hostile
  • abominable
  • offensive
  • unlovable
  • execrable
  • undesirable

Antonyms

  • desirable
  • amicable
  • inoffensive
  • wanted

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • hate (English)
  • hatian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Hateful

  • ungrateful
  • grateful
  • fateful

Example sentences of the word hateful


1. Adjective
They are just plain hateful and mean.

Quotes containing the word hateful


1. Her last conscious thought was disgust at life; her senses had lied to her. The world was not made of energy and delight but of foulness, betrayal, and lassitude. Living was hateful, and death was no better, and from end to end of the universe this was the first and last and only truth.
- Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife

2. I've always considered writing the most hateful kind of work. I suspect it's a bit like fucking — which is fun only for amateurs. Old whores don't do much giggling. Nothing is fun when you have to do it — over and over, again and again...
- Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

3. The fire of kindness can melt the most hateful heart.
- Debasish Mridha

2. hateful

adjective. ['ˈheɪtfəl'] characterized by malice.

Synonyms

  • nasty
  • awful

Antonyms

  • welcome
  • loved
  • nonviolent

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • hate (English)
  • hatian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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