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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: hate + -red, from Old English ræden 'condition'


ha‧tred [uncountable and countable]
an angry feeling of extreme dislike for someone or something [≠ love]:
A look of pure hatred flashed across her face.
hatred of/for/towards
his intense hatred of all foreigners
Abby made no secret of her hatred for her father.
passionate/intense/deep etc hatred
Ellis was a sick young man with a deep hatred of women.
the old hatreds and prejudices that simmered below the surface

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