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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 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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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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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 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
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A word that used someone who would go to extreme lengths to showcase their dissaproval of something. In recent times this meaning has changed to apply to anyone with a negative opinion.

It can also be compared to the word troll and it's new meaning.
Previous meaning

Person 1: EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTE SHIT, YOU MOTHERFUCKING BIATCHES. FUCK ALL OF YOU AND ALL THE SHIT ON TV, WHY DO YOU BASTARDS WATCH SHIT LIKE JERSEY SHORE AND THE FUCKING X FACTOR!!!!!111

Person 2: Stop being a hater.

Nowadays

Person 1: Have you heard the new eminem song, it's epic!

Person 2: I don't really like eminem because...

Person 1: HATER!!!!!!!
by The realest gamer October 27, 2011
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