Someone who is enraged by evidence of another's success and as a result has to try to one up the successful person or simply put the successful person down. Hating is much more than just being jealous of the person who has done well. The hater would find much satisfaction in seeing some form of misfortune come to that person.

Haters may also simply find satisfaction in someone else’s misfortune. When a friend falls off a bicycle and lands in the sewer for instance, it is a normal reaction to laugh at the situation. However, a hater will respond slightly differently by laughing at the person in a ridiculing manner.

Haters have a special link to one another and they tend to fuel each others hate by hating in groups. It may be a form of stress relief or something entirely different but they do seem to become happy from the escalation of hate for a person that arises in these groups.

Haters generally tend to hate people who are doing well even more so - racists excluded - if they are closer or more similar to them or of a similar social class.

When Jesus talked about prophets not being welcome in their own home town, he was probably talking about the haters.

There is one African tribe that used to be famous for hating its best hunters. A great hunter would make the biggest catch in months for instance, and then everybody would put him down by telling him that they couldn’t believe that he could expect them to eat something so puny and unhealthy looking.

However, hating is by no means limited to Africa. Hating exists all around the world. Among travellers for instance, Anglo-saxons from the UK, US and Australia are famous for hating, especially when a non anglo-saxon is doing well. This reputation is likely the result of a handful of haters that make a bad name for every Anglo-saxon, and even citizens of these nations who are not even anglo-saxon.
Sally: "Wow, China and India have been doing really well and a lot of jobs have been relocated due to the super-cheap labour. Are you worried about your job?"
Brian (hater in denial): "We’re in the only country that has quality management skills. Those guys are not smart enough. There’s no way that my job could ever be done by someone outside."

Shawn: "Damn, Kev’s been doing real good these days working his new job. He just got a new car and he paid cash. He’s looking for a house now too."
Wilma (hater): "I don’t believe it. That Kevin is not making that money from a new job. That fool be dealin’."

Peter (hater who is racist but probably doesn’t think so): "No way, mate. Ain’t no way, that this coloured fella goes to Oxford. How many black people go there, like 10? What are the chances?"
by Credit to those who deserve it September 06, 2006
Anyone with a opinion.
Guy 1: Bro I don't really like Drake.

Guy:2 What!?! Bro your such a hater!
by Yodaddysmomma September 05, 2011
The most non-insulting "insult" in existence. It's a waste of breath to say it and a waste of energy to type it. This term is often used by pre-teen girls whenever someone insults their favorite teeny bopper singers. If you ever call somene a hater, find the nearest knife and use it pierce your lungs for polluting our air with that fucking stupid word.
Smart person: "Justin Bieber has no talent"

Pre-teen girl: "lik3 oMG fuk offf u hater ! !!"

Smart person: "Kill yourself"
by Damien616 March 30, 2011
People that make up reasons to hate certain people just because they aren't as wealthy or successfull as them. People are often hating:

1. Bill Gates
2. Blink 182
3. George W. Bush
4. Halle Barry
5. Ben Affleck
I like none of these people either but I don't troll a dictionary site posting things like "DuBya sux Ben Assfucks dik wile stInk182 wuz rApeng haLle barry wit hulP fRum bill gates!!!1!!!"
by Elitist January 15, 2004
Jelious ass people who can't stand to see someone doing better then them or see that someone has something goin for them and they dont!!!!! thats when they start to hate on u!!!
"I CANT STAND A HATER"
" look at them haters over there hatin cuz we rockin the new shit and they not"

by jessica w August 22, 2006
Extremely overused and hackneyed catchphrase that people use when someone disapproves of something the user usually knows in their heart is shitty. Idiots like Kevin Federline, Paris Hilton, and their ilk go around doing their thing, and reasonable, working people who dispise them are labelled "haters" by the idiots (usually teenagers) who idolize them for no reason they could even name.
Me: Oh man, i cant believe kevin federline is on the VMAs

Someone: Come on man, dont be such a hater, you know you're just jealous.

Me: Die.
by Bloughhhurgh September 25, 2006
One who either verbally and/or physically inhibits another individual's game or mode of operation primarily due to jealousy, envy, animosity, bitterness, resentment, and contempt. A hater will exibit either one or all of the aformentioned traits. A hater will usually smile in your face and hate behind your back.
"That hater wanted my girlfriend, so he told her I was cheating on her."
by ObliQ August 27, 2005
a word that is endlessly thrown around alot but people will never get to the source of the problem with the way they treat it. a hater is a person who hates a person for no apparent reason, and when you ask them, they cant explain why they hate you without sounding like a complete douche. what a hater is NOT, is a person who is just giving an insight or opinion or some discretionary criticism, without holding angry feelings on a personal level, and has a LEGITIMATE REASON to criticize.
the word "hater" has become a censorship discouraging critical thinking and encouraging conformity. this is a political issue if anything
by Metallurgy September 11, 2008

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