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Meaning of HATEFUL

Pronunciation:  'heytful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
  2. [adj]  characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

HATEFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: abominable, awful, detestable, execrable, mean, nasty, odious, unlovable
 Antonyms: lovable, loveable
 See Also: hostile, malevolent, malicious, offensive, undesirable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hate"ful\, a.
1. Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent.
   [Archaic or R.]

         And worse than death, to view with hateful eyes His
         rival's conquest.                     --Dryden.

2. Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust;

         Unhappy, wretched, hateful day!       --Shak.

Syn: Odious; detestable; abominable; execrable; loathsome;
     abhorrent; repugnant; malevolent. -- {Hate"ful*ly}, adv.
     -- {Hate"ful*ness}, n.

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