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A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.

Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesnt really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock somelse down a notch.
Susan: You know, Kevin from accounting is doing very well. He just bought a house in a very nice part of town.

Jane (hater): If he is doing so well why does he drive that '89 Taurus?
by dion February 04, 2005
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A label that some people apply to anyone who disagrees with them on any subject. Such name calling is designed to discourage critical and independent thinking, and prevent full inspection of bogus ideas and beliefs. Use of the term hater is rampant on the internet.
The commenter that just wouldn't accept my presentation of the cold hard fact that the US government was behind the attacks on the World Trade Center towers was just a hater.
by Melinda Mackenzie October 18, 2013
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A term used to deflect criticism and erect a mental dissonance that allows one to ignore further criticism in continued delusion of one's own competence, skill or talent.
In addressing someone's inability to sing in tune.

Person 1: You're not good a good singer.
Person 2: Nah, I want to believe that I'm good. Therefore, you're just a jealous hater and you're opinion is worthless.
by Horatio Watson December 30, 2011
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most of the people in this site
Most of yall are haters
by ac February 13, 2004
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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
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A word that 11-15 year olds use to describe anyone who dares to have a different opinion on a subject, usually something such as a band or a show on television. Music examples would be one direction or blood on the dance floor, both of which are highly overrated. Even if the person who gives the different opinion explains why they believe so in a calm manner, they obviously must be a hater of it.
Me: I don't like blood on the dance floor because Dahvie Vanity is a proven and convicted rapist and seems highly hypocritical as they repeatedly tell everyone to be friends and not bullies yet often bullies children on Twitter and other networking websites for different opinions

'Scene' girl: OmG ur just another stupyd haters dulz rawr!!!!!
by The Anonymous Anon March 31, 2013
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A word that contradicts itself because you're accusing someone of ''hating'' what you like then go off and say you hate them. Therefore, you're a hypocrite. It's also overused by most people (dumb asses) who listen to mainstream rap & pop.
7th Grader: Hey did you listen to that new song all the 7th graders are talking about?!

Smart guy: Yes, and it sucks horribly!

7th Grader: You're just a hater!

Smart guy: And you're a ignorant little kid...
by George Lee Harrison June 27, 2011
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