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[heyt-fuh l] /ˈheɪt fəl/

arousing or deserving to be :
the hateful oppression of dictators.
unpleasant; dislikable; distasteful:
She found her domestic chores hateful.
full of or expressing ; malignant; malevolent:
a hateful denunciatory speech.
causing or deserving hate; loathsome; detestable
full of or showing hate

mid-14c., “full of hate;” late 14c., “exciting hate;” from hate + -ful. Related: Hatefully; hatefulness.


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