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
1. One who suffers from a mental illness wherein he/she is frequently compelled to offer destructive criticism to/of others, as a consequence of one or more personal insecurities.

(Note: Contrary to popular belief, the insecurity prompting a type 1 hater is not necessarily 'jealousy', as the other often has nothing that the hater covets. Instead, the hater is prompted by conscious or unconscious, real or imagined perception of some deficiency within the self and/or life. The cause is mental imperfection of the subject/hater, little to do with the object/hated.)

2. One who assesses another with the conscious intent of degradation, such that the assessment is unfair, inaccurate and/or uncalled for.

(Note: Unlike the type 1 hater above, the type 2 hater is aware that their judgments are negatively skewed. Such a hater will make a conscious decision to be untruthful in order to degrade another. The motivation behind instances of a type 2 hater varies on a case by case basis. Note also that this is not a compulsive state of being like the type 1 hater, so someone may be a type 2 hater only in a given circumstance.)

3. One who takes pleasure in the act of criticizing another. Synonyms: a**hole, d**k, b***h

(Note: The nature of and reason for the criticism -- e.g. accurate, requested, constructive, etc. -- is irrelevant for the type 3 hater. The distinguishing factor is that the mere act of other-directed criticism suffices for positive valence (e.g. enjoyment).)
Hater: Oh, is that your new boo? *scowl*
Other: Yea, I love her.
Hater: She's aight but she can't dress. I could never date a girl who would walk out the house lookin like that. That's why I don't mess with any of these broads around here.
Other: Fuckin hater.
by KSharpIAm May 25, 2012
A person who hates something with no constructive reason. If a person has reasons to hate somethings, then he/she is not a hater.
A non-hater: Lil Wayne is garbage because 1. He's lyrics sucks (EX: I bulletproof the ride, now I feel like armadillas), 2. He sounds like a nerdy hobo, 3. He never raps about his expressions, just money, cars, and bitches.

a hater: Immortal Technique sucks because he is garbage.
by Joseph Reno April 26, 2012
Something that everyone claims to have when in reality, no one even knows who they are.
Retard: I LOVE HATERS!!!
Me: You dont have any haters. No one even knows who you are.
Retard: FUCK YOU HATER YOU DOT EVEN KNOW ME!
Me: Exactly.
by Lil Wayne sucks 3 dicks July 13, 2011
Having jealousy/hate against someone reaching success.

H-aving
A-nger
T-owards
E-veryone
R-eaching
S-uccess
Person 1: I hate Justin Bieber, hes only 16, so what does he need two cars for?

Person 2: Stop the hate, just cause he isn't you. He's got way too many haters already, he dont need anymore.
by dinmama11 January 29, 2011
any person who enjoys witnessing others misfortunes, or causes it for ones benefit
Haters are all around, trying to ruin your day
Haters are all around, trying to steal your hay-
by Fetalmatter December 02, 2010
The most abundant species on YouTube.
The YouTube comment section is swarming with haters.
by Why'dyoukillme July 08, 2014
haters are people who waste their time voicing their opinions on the people they say they dislike, when in actual fact, if they really hated that certain thing, they would keep away from it.

Haters also backfire on themselves when they retaliate against haters of things they love.
Girl 1: omg you random twats that I don't know are so fucking horrible! I don't really know who you are but I'm going to just say your fricking awful coz i can!
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Girl 2: LOL this random twat is hilariously retarded! You call that dancing? it looks like my goldfish trying to backflip! lol!

Girl 1: OI, YOU CAN'T SAY THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HER! In actual fact she is really nice and loves goldfish! Piss off haters!
by Llama Lava Lamps December 26, 2012

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