Definition of hateful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈheɪtfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈheɪtfl//
Describing unpleasant traits
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very unkind or unpleasant a hateful person/place/face hateful to somebody The idea of fighting against men of their own race was hateful to them. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traitsExtra examples I tried to ignore her hateful words. The idea of fighting their own people was hateful to them. We will not tolerate this hateful bullying.
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