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
It was once a word used to describe those who hate others for irrational reasons, for the sake of hate itself.

Today, the word is mainly used by those who are hated on, even though they may be hated for perfectly rational reasons.

So we have controversial figures like Kei$ha disparaging such "haters" because they point out her obvious musical, physical and metaphysical short comings, all of which are very much a matter of scientific fact. These people are no more "haters" than they are "people with perfectly valid opinions".
A: y all these haters be hatin????
B: It's probably because you are a disgrace to human beings the world over.
by puadxe November 03, 2010
A label applied to people who are more negative than positive when discussing another person. It most commonly refers to individuals whose negativity is so extreme that it is all-consuming. However, there are various levels and forms of being a hater, ranging from completely dismissing any positive traits or actions, to merely painting a less than flattering picture by using words with negative connotations. Hating is often attributed to jealousy, but just as often, it seems to stem from some other source.
Person A: Ben Gordon is one of the best clutch scorers in the league!
Person B: Gordon is an impressive scorer, but he's still a role player.
by Chuck Swirsky March 31, 2005
A person who pretends to act happy for your successes than trash talks you behind your back. Someone who most likely dosen't have shit to work with and has to hate on people who move up in the world. This term could be used to describe anyone who hates on another person for 'good reasons. They will turn your good qualities around and make it look like something bad because they just arent happy with themselves and can't achieve anywhere near what you have.
Man, that Vitale is such a hater. He needs to stop drinkin that haterade and move on up in the world.
by kcnn December 30, 2007
A word that is overused, or a label given to you when your being truthful and reasonable about something, and people don't want to accept the fact your right.
ME- Bow Wow is a fake thug, who has a ghostwriter.
Dumbass- Nah ah, your just a hater.
ME- No its the truth JD wrote for him, and hes no thug, he never lived in the hood.
by Dominican_Hustle August 24, 2008
A person whose jealousy of another person success or achievements makes them verbally nit-pick any flaws no matter how small or just make up flaws in order to somehow try and belittle the successful person.

The term is more often than not used improperly to title a person who simply does not like something or someone because it’s not what they are into.
Hater: there’s no way John could score a chick that hot, he’s gotta be paying her
Dude: man, why do you have to be a straight up hater?
by Mr Wall July 23, 2006
A word that stupid people use to help you spot them quickly. It can also be spelled "h8r".
Me: I don't think you've thought your views through very well. Was that even English?

Stupid Person: YoU'rE sUch a h8R! Don't bE hatIn.
by Chem December 09, 2003
A pathetic term used by idiots to describe anyone who has a different opinion to them.

The people who tend to be considered 'haters' are people who express somewhat of a distaste to an object or person, usually justified by their own views fairly and accordingly.

However, fans of said object or person will often take this the wrong way and resort to abuse (usually over the internet) and call them a 'hater'.

The term 'hater' is most commonly used among pre-teen and teenage girls who go out of their way to 'defend' their teen-pop sensations i.e. Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, etc. They can't handle the fact that their 'idols' are generally considered repulsive and distasteful amongst the majority of people with taste and simply can't grasp why. Therefore they all jump to the conclusion that we're all 'haters' and we are jealous of their fame. Which is complete bull shit.

If you have any brain cells, do not use this word, because you will look like a fool. It's not even a word any way.
I think Queen are overrated. I got called a hater for that.

I don't like Justin Bieber. Or One Direction. Or Lady GaGa. Or Rihanna. Or Cher Lloyd. In fact, I don't like any chart music. This therefore means I am obviously a hater -_-
by I'm mad bro September 01, 2012

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