Hate

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Context SensitivePlay
Meaning can change based on context; 'hate' isn't always literal. SlideI hate when my phone dies, but I don't actually feel intense dislike towards it.
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Strong EmotionPlay
'Hate' signifies a powerful emotion. Use it to express strong feelings, not mild dislikes. SlideI hate injustice with a passion.
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Potential OffensePlay
Use with caution; 'hate' can be hurtful or offensive in personal contexts. SlideHe felt hurt when she said she hated his cooking.