Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)

Exam Vocabulary and Synonyms for Hate

On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘hate’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.

Example Sentence Showing Synonyms and Different Word Forms:

He had a deep (adjective) hatred (noun) for the unknown. You might even say that he was disturbingly (adverb) averse (adjective) to learning new things. Meanwhile, his sister harboured a deep-seated (adjective) malice (noun) for anything that reminded her of her distasteful (adjective) and wicked (adjective) past.

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HOW TO USE OUR SYNONYM TABLES:

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.

*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.

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Some Nouns for ‘a hatred’

(e.g. animosity towards; an aversion to; a contempt for)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

hatred

malice

dislike

disdain

disgust

abhorrence

hostility

antipathy

contempt

animus

*revulsion

animosity

*aversion

enmity

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Some Adjectives to Describe ‘a hatred’

(e.g. a deep hatred for; a burning malice; consuming contempt for/towards)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

deep

all-encompassing

dreadful

burning

overwhelming

consuming

lifelong

rising

disgusted

*averse

*disdainful

*scornful

*contemptuous

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Some Verbs for ‘to hate’

(e.g. He loathed; She despised; They detested)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

loathe

abhor

detest

despise

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Some Adverbs for Describing How (or to what degree) Someone Hates

(e.g. decidedly abhorrent; overwhelmingly scornful; relentlessly contemptuous)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

decidedly

relentlessly

deeply

overwhelmingly

disturbingly

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