Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by nesta, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. nesta

    nesta Banned

    call it what it is.

    the dictionary definition of "hate" (in this case, the american heritage dictionary, check with your dictionary of choice)

    v. hat·ed, hat·ing, hates

    v. tr.

      1. To feel hostility or animosity toward.
      2. To detest.
    1. To feel dislike or distaste for: hates washing dishes.
    v. intr.
    To feel hatred.

    1. Intense animosity or dislike; hatred.
    2. An object of detestation or hatred: My pet hate is tardiness.

    this was inspired by another's post, but not directed at anybody in particular.

    i just can't understand why so many people say things like "hatred is such a strong word.....i don't hate anybody.....i may intensely dislike them, though" as if there was some actual difference
  2. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    I'm glad that's the true definition, because I say I hate stuff an awful lot and I started to feel bad about that the other day, when in truth, I'm just an all around hateful person according to Webster. ;)
  3. nesta

    nesta Banned

    well, according to the american heritage dictionary, anyway. i didnt look it up in webster :p
  4. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    Well, I'm sure Webster would think I'm a dick anyway. :D
  5. Greengirl

    Greengirl Senior Member

    actually hate is a nice feeling, like most other feelings. Its not human not to hate, its total anomaly if someone doesn`t hate really.
  6. i0-techno

    i0-techno The Magnificent Dope

    I think people avoid hate because they want to avoid that which they dislike and have disdain for, and the denial of hate is a way for them to do that cause then its forgotten. Like I dislike my job so I don't go around talking about it or the dislike for it, but now I did, so fuck the OP, I hate you now!!!! jkjk
  7. Arlandis

    Arlandis Visitor

    I embrace my hatred of anyone who doesnt conform to a strict set of conditions
  8. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    Emotions can not be really enjoyed if not for other emotions being felt. You can not really enjoy passion or love without rage and hate being a reference point. You must feel the depths of the opposite to enjoy the real value of the emotions you seek.
  9. Xac

    Xac Visitor

    I think most people avoid hate because they know deep down they're searching for the other end of that Tao.
  10. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    i hate
    and its awesome
  11. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    or could be said

    I hate, therefore it is awesome (sounds so much more powerful)
  12. daisymae

    daisymae I'm a Rhinestone Cowboy

    People who say they don't hate are therefore either lying or very boring neutral people.
  13. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i hate when RT's so dead i have to bump threads from page 3...
  14. Waking Life

    Waking Life Cool looking idiot

    I don't think I agree with you.

    Emotions definitely admit of degree, and a dictionary definition doesn't translate the connotation of any word in particular uses. We know that when someone says they hate something they are saying something stronger, and actually different, than that they intensely dislike something or dislike something, or dislike something just a little bit.

    By the letter of the definition of the words there may be little difference, but by the spirit of the emotion the difference is great .... and understood.
  15. Xac

    Xac Visitor

    The problem with constructs.
  16. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    a lot of people hate me right now.. i'm fine with it.
  17. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    if it makes you feel better, i just strongly dislike you. ;)
  18. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    i'm tingling with joy in my lady parts! :D
  19. prissbaby

    prissbaby creepy

    I think hate is healthy.
    when you hate things, you can appreciate what you do like a whole lot more.

    like I hate being cold. so we it gets warmer out I will be ecstatic -- for atleast a couple of days. :D
  20. Xac

    Xac Visitor

    Hate is like a hot coal we hold on to, to throw at some one else, we only burn our selves.

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