hater

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See also: hâter and hatër

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hatere, equivalent to hate +‎ -er. Compare Old English hetend, hettend ‎(enemy, literally hater). Cognate with Dutch hater ‎(hater), German Hasser, Hässer ‎(hater), Danish hader ‎(hater), Swedish hatare ‎(hater), Icelandic hatari ‎(hater).

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hater ‎(plural haters)

  1. One who hates.
    • 1976, Harry R. Boer, A Short History of the Early Church (page 46)
      In addition to the basic charge that Christians were atheists was the charge that they were also haters of mankind.
  2. (slang, pejorative) One who expresses unfounded or inappropriate hatred or dislike, particularly if motivated by envy.

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hater

  1. present tense of hate