AskDefine | Define hateful

Dictionary Definition

hateful adj
1 evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly [ant: lovable]
2 characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood" [syn: mean]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Evoking a feeling of hatred.
  2. Dislikeable.
  3. Full of hate.

Derived terms

Related terms


evoking hatred
full of hate

Extensive Definition

Hateful may refer to:
  • someone or something full of hate
  • "Hateful", a song by The Clash from their 1979 album London Calling

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