(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Intense dislike
1. hate, hatred, abhorrence, loathing; disaffection, disfavor; alienation, estrangement, coolness; enmity, hostility, animosity, resentment; spite, despite, bad blood; malice (see malevolence); implacability (see retaliation); repugnance, dislike, odium, unpopularity; detestation, antipathy, revulsion. See feeling, preparation.
2. (something hated) abomination, anathema, aversion, bête noire; enemy (see opposition).
3. hater; misanthropist, misogynist; racist, bigot, redneck, anti-Semite; xenophobe, homophobe, etc.
1. hate, detest, despise, abominate, abhor, loathe; shrink from, view with horror, hold in abomination, revolt against, execrate; dislike. Informal, have it in for, not be able to stand. Slang, hate one's guts.
2. excite or provoke hatred, be hateful; repel, envenom, incense, irritate, rile; horrify.
3. be unfriendly, on bad terms, estranged, etc.
1. (hating) averse, set against, hostile; bitter, acrimonious (see discourtesy); implacable, revengeful; on the outs; invidious, spiteful, malicious (see malevolence).
2. hated, despised, unloved, unbeloved, unlamented, unmourned, disliked; forsaken, rejected, lovelorn, jilted.
3. (worthy of being hated) hateful, obnoxious, abhorrent, despicable, heinous, odious, abominable, repulsive, loathsome, offensive, disgusting, disagreeable; unfriendly.
Phrases — better a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox where hate is; hatred watches while friendship sleeps.
Quotations — Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure (Lord Byron), People must learn to hate (Nelson Mandela), I tell you there is such a thing as creative hate (Willa Cather), It is human to hate those whom we have injured (Tacitus), The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less (Eldridge Cleaver).
Antonyms, see love.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. ill will, venom, disgust, antipathy, aversion, detestation, hostility, rancor, malevolence, rankling, revenge, malignity, loathing, abomination, abhorrence, animosity, enmity, frost*, scunner*, dog-eye*, nasty look*, no love lost*; see also hatred 1 , 2 , malice , resentment .
Ant. love*, favor, deSire.
1. [To detest]
Syn. detest, abhor, execrate, abominate, loathe, scorn, despise, have an aversion toward, look at with loathing, spit upon, anathematize, curse, contemn, swear eternal enmity, dislike intensely, shudder at, not care for, sicken at, have enough of, be repelled by, feel repulsion for, have no use for, object to, bear malice, have ill feelings toward, bear a grudge against, spurn, shrink from, recoil from, disparage, shun, nauseate, denounce, resent, esteem slightly, curse, be sick of, be tired of, reject, revolt against, hold cheap, deride, have no taste for, have no stomach for, disfavor, look down upon, feel malice toward, hold aloof from, mislike, be malevolent, hold in contempt, have no use for, be disgusted with, view with horror, owe a grudge to, be down on*, look daggers at*, have it in for*, hate like poison*; see also dislike .
Ant. love*, adore, worship.
2. [*To dislike; often used with infinitive or participle ]
Syn. object to, rebel, recoil from, shrink from, shudder at, think nothing of, not like, have no liking for, find abhorrent, be set against, find obnoxious, not relish the idea, shun, avoid, mind, have no taste for, have no stomach for, be disinclined, disapprove of, wish to avoid, struggle against, shun, pull back from, demur, feel sick at, put off, hesitate, eschew, not have the heart to, wish to abstain from, keep clear of, steer clear of, quail from, turn from, wince from, blench from, be reluctant, shy away*, turn up one's nose at*, look coldly upon*, look down upon*, speak ill of*, look down one's nose*, get on one's high horse*, hold cheap*, be cold about*.
Ant. like*, favor, approve.
Syn.- hate implies a feeling of Great dislike or aversion, and, with persons as the object, connotes the bearing of malice; detest implies vehement dislike or antipathy; despise suggests a looking down with Great contempt upon the person or thing one hates; abhor implies a feeling of Great repugnance or disgust; loathe implies utter abhorrence See also Synonym Study at despise .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
loathing, dislike, abhorrence, detestation, odium, aversion, scorn, disgust, contempt, venom, repugnance, enmity, hostility, animosity, malice.
ANT.: love, liking, affection
loathe, dislike, abhor, detest, scorn, regard with disgust, regard with contempt, feel hostile toward, despise, be sickened by, abominate, shrink from, disdain, have an aversion to.
ANT.: love, like, admire
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To regard with extreme dislike and hostility: abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, loathe. See LOVE. II noun 1. Extreme hostility and dislike: abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, aversion, detestation, hatred, horror, loathing, repellence, repellency, repugnance, repugnancy, repulsion, revulsion. See LOVE. 2. An object of extreme dislike: abhorrence, abomination, anathema, aversion, bete noire, bugbear, detestation, execration. Informal: horror. See LOVE.

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