Meaning of “hatred” in the English Dictionary

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"hatred" in British English

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hatrednoun [ U ]

uk /ˈheɪ.trɪd/ us /ˈheɪ.trɪd/

C1 an extremely strong feeling of dislike:

What is very clear in these letters is Clark's passionate hatred of his father.
The motive for this shocking attack seems to be racial hatred.

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  • He's been accused of stirring up racial hatred in the region.
  • Seeing the damage made hatred flame within her.
  • She gave me a look of intense hatred.
  • The fighting between the different social groups has become a terrifying spiral of death and hatred.
  • His relationship with his mother left him with a psychotic hatred of women.

(Definition of “hatred” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hatred" in American English

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hatrednoun [ U ]

us /ˈheɪ·trɪd/

a strong feeling of dislike; hate:

He has an extreme hatred of taxes and tolls.

(Definition of “hatred” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)