Hatred Versus Hate
Hello! How are you? I ask this question a long time ago but I still hesitate
when I must use one or another.
Is there any rule?
1.- Love was destroyed by Hatred/Hate
2.- I´ve got a feeling of deep Hate/Hatred
Thanks a lot!
Re: Hatred Versus Hate
Both work in those contexts. As nouns they are synonyms. Speakers today tend to drop the -red suffix,
-red, an English suffix, denoting condition, formerly used in the formation of nouns: hatred; kindred.
Note, this example, I've got a feeling of deep hatred for you. <sounds better - to me >
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