hated Definition

to feel strong dislike for or hostility toward someone or something.

Using hated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She hated the way he always interrupted her.

  • Example

    He is widely hated by his political opponents.

  • Example

    I hate it when people don't keep their promises.

  • Example

    The feeling of being hated by others can be very isolating.

hated Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for hated


Summary: hated in Brief

The verb 'hated' [heyt-id] means to feel strong dislike or hostility towards someone or something. It is often used to express a deep aversion or animosity, as in 'He is widely hated by his political opponents.' 'Hated' has synonyms like 'detest' and 'abhor,' and informal alternatives like 'can't stand' and 'can't bear.'

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