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To hate or dislike someone or something - thesaurus

Synonyms

hate

verb

to dislike someone or something very much

dislike

verb

to not like someone or something

bear

verb

if you cannot bear someone or something, you dislike them very much

despise

verb

to hate someone or something and have no respect for them

loathe

verb

to dislike someone or something very much

detest

verb

to hate someone or something

deplore

verb

formal to dislike something very much, often because you think it is immoral

abhor

verb

formal to dislike something very much, usually because you think it is immoral

someone can’t stand someone/something

used for saying that a person dislikes someone or something very much

have/have got against

to dislike someone or not approve of them for a particular reason

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abominate

verb

formal to hate something because you think it is extremely offensive, unpleasant, or wrong

allergic

adjective

humorous if you are allergic to something, you do not like it at all

be down on

to dislike or not approve of someone or something

can’t abide something

to dislike something very much. It is more usual to say that you can’t stand something

can’t stick

to hate someone or something

go off

British to stop liking someone or something

hate

verb

if you hate something such as a particular situation or activity, you find it unpleasant or upsetting

hate someone’s guts

to hate someone very much

have a down on

to dislike or not approve of someone or something

have (got) it in for someone

to want to cause trouble for someone because you dislike them

have issues (with something)

to have problems dealing with something

have no time for

to dislike someone or something

have no use for

informal to dislike someone or something

have something against someone/something

to dislike or not approve of someone or something for a particular reason

love to hate

used for saying that someone takes pleasure in disliking someone or something

not be wild about something

used for saying that someone does not like something or does not want to do something

not care for someone/something

to not like someone or something

not go a bundle on something

to not like something

not have a good word for

to think that someone or something is not very good

not have much time for

to dislike someone or something

not think much of

to not like someone or something very much

revile

verb

formal to hate and criticize someone or something very much

someone can’t stand to do something

used for saying that someone dislikes something so much that they cannot allow it to happen

stomach

verb

if you cannot stomach something, you cannot bear to do it or deal with it

take against

to begin to dislike someone, often without having a good reason

take exception to something

to dislike something because you feel annoyed or offended by it

there is no love lost between someone and someone

used for saying that two people do not like each other

think badly of

to have a bad opinion of someone or something

think badly of someone

to dislike or be disappointed in someone because of how they behave

Antonyms

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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