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Hate

For other meanings, see Hate (disambiguation).
Hate or hatred is an emotion of intense revulsion, distaste, enmity, or antipathy for a person, thing, or phenomenon; a desire to avoid, restrict, remove, or destroy its object.

Emotions
Love
Hate
Fear
Anger
Sorrow
Joy
Disgust
Acceptance
Anticipation
Surprise
Jealousy

Hatred can be based on fear of its object, justified or unjustified, or past negative consequences of dealing with that object.

Hatred is often described as the opposite of love or friendship; others consider the opposite of love to be indifference. See love-hate relationship.

"Hate" or "hatred" are also used to describe feelings of prejudice or bigotry against a group of people, such as racism, religious prejudice, or homophobia, especially when these are particularly intense. Hate crimes are crimes committed out of hatred in this sense.

Quotes about hate

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
- Martin Luther King, Jr

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
- Hermann Hesse