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    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?

    For instance:

    1.- Love was destroyed by Hatred/Hate

    Which one?

    2.- Ive got a feeling of deep Hate/Hatred

    Which one?

    Thanks a lot!

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    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 >

    The Grinch who stopped hate
    "One thing I've been thinking about for a while now, probably because I'm an English teacher. When and why did the ... crowds substitute the verb "hate" for the noun "hatred," a step that's all but obliterated what seems to me to have been a perfectly good way to differentiate between these two words? I've puzzled through this, trying to think of a reason why "hate" is better than "hatred," but I can't figure it out. Is it because one-syllable words have more impact than two-syllable words? Does hatred sound fussy or old-fashioned?"

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