hateful: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hāt'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
  2. unpleasant; dislikable; distasteful: She found her domestic chores hateful.
  3. full of or expressing hate; malignant; malevolent: a hateful denunciatory speech.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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