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
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
The people that make fun of things that other people do/wear. just because they know that they dont have the balls to do what they do/wear. most emo/scene kids these days have a lot of haters hatin. even though emo/scene kids get 10x more girls than anyone else.
fat kid: look at that faggot with skinny jeans and the tiny girl-fit t shirt.

skinny kid: fuckin haters... -_-"

*fat kid looks down at his XXXL white tee and 40 - 45 jeans.
by xxTHiSiSFOREVERxx July 08, 2010
Something a person is allowed to be. WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK IF PEOPLE CALL YOU A HATER. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINION, EVERYONES ENTITLED TO ONE. people dont hate people becuz their jelous of them, its becuz theyr'e fuhking bitches who care so much about what people think of them. GAWDD dont people realize that NOT EVERYONE has to like them. people will always have people that dont like them and they should seriously just accept that!

Random Person: Hater...
Me:Thats rite, imma hater. suck on that, muhfuhkaa
by thats rite, imma hater May 16, 2008
in a multi-player gaming environment, one who is not playing to win, but rather, one who is playing to make a particular opponent lose, or playing simply to disrupt the game
"Why did you hit me? I wasn't even ahead, you hater."
by Frank Booth December 27, 2004
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!

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
A word created mostly by fat, ugly, and annoying girls about people who don't like because of their "ideals" or "looks". I don't like you because you don't stop fucking talking about how horrible and tragic your life is. I don't care.
"They don't like me because I post endless things on Facebook about how I have boys troubles I don't have so they must be haters"
by Gary Fin March 02, 2012

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