1. Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent. [Archaic or R.]
And worse than death, to view with hateful eyes
His rival's conquest. --Dryden.
2. Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious.
Unhappy, wretched, hateful day! --Shak.
Syn: -- Odious; detestable; abominable; execrable; loathsome; abhorrent; repugnant; malevolent.
-- Hate*ful*ly, adv. -- Hate*ful*ness, n.
adj 1: evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as
hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly [ant: lovable]
2: characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean
mood" [syn: mean]