An adjective used to describe an absurdly heinous act/condition/law, usually perpetrated by a malevolent or indifferent force (such as a God or the DMV), against a member of the universe who is just trying to live their life & keep their shit together.
An act of harm that is so impersonal and mundane in its brutality that it is beyond simple mean-spiritedness.
(Person 1): "Hey how come you're late? What happened to your forehead, that looks terrible.."
(Person 2): "Well I was bending down to grab some tupperware to put my crappy work lunch in, and when I stood up I hit my face on the corner of the counter full force and started bleeding everywhere.. "
(Person 1): "wow that's hateful."
"I overdrew from my bank account by 8 cents buying toilet paper, and now I have to pay this fucking hateful $30 fee!!"