June 25, 2013 - Word of the Day
"Hate" is a popular word that is often used when a person really doesn't like something:
- Jessica hates waking up early.
- Nathan hates to work on the weekend. (Notice that an infinitive or a gerund can be used after this verb.)
- Bella used to hate
tomatoes, but now she loves them.
- When Bill was a kid, he hated onions. Now he likes them.
- I hate to tell you this, but a police officer is putting a ticket on your car.
There are other times when the word "hate" is used to express a sincere and deeply felt emotion.
- Todd hates people who are gay.
- Ann says that she hates people who are Muslim.
- Nazis during World War II hated certain minority groups so much that they set up extermination camps.
- The woman hated her husband, so she left him.
The word "hatred" is a noun:
- Bill tried to recognize and reject his feelings of hatred.
- Martha's hatred of life in the city is why she moved to the country.
- Jacques' hatred of Americans was obvious.
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