Hateful vs Heinous - What's the difference?

hateful | heinous |


As adjectives the difference between hateful and heinous

is that hateful is evoking a feeling of hatred while heinous is totally reprehensible.

hateful

English

Alternative forms

* hatefull

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Evoking a feeling of hatred.
  • Dislikeable.
  • Full of hatred.
  • Derived terms

    * hatefully * hatefulness

    Antonyms

    * loveful

    heinous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Totally reprehensible.
  • I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
    The perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice.
    The government denounced the attack as the most heinous of the last decade.
    Political Leaders from around the world have condemned these heinous acts.
    In our public services sorry seems to be the most heinous word.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "heinous" is often applied: crime, act, sin, murder, offence.

    Synonyms

    * (totally reprehensible) abominable, horrible, odious