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Definition 1: evoking or deserving hatred - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where hateful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude

(hateful is similar to ...) unequivocally detestable

"abominable treatment of prisoners" "detestable vices" "execrable crimes" "consequences odious to those you govern"

(hateful is similar to ...) incapable of inspiring love or affection

"she was in some mysterious way...unlovable"

(means also ...) not wanted

"undesirable impurities in steel" "legislation excluding undesirable aliens" "removed the unwanted vegetation"

(means also ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

(means also ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

Definition 2: characterized by malice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hateful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hateful thing to do
  • in a mean mood

Synonyms for hateful in the sense of this definition

(hateful is similar to ...) offensive or even (of persons) malicious

"in a nasty mood" "a nasty accident" "a nasty shock" "a nasty smell" "a nasty trick to pull" "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"

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