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June 25, 2013 - Word of the Day

hate

"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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