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Love: v. to sense a very intense pleasure for a subset(s) one cares about and the behaviors which exist with it and frequently desiring to (possess and/or interact with) and/or experience samer subset(s) for a short and/or long duration

Subset: n. a thing

Historically and currently hate is erroneously assumed to be the opposite of love which it is not. Many people love to hate and use it to control other people by getting them to hate humans such as politicians, tyrants, unions, and bad bosses. They want you to love to hate animals such as spiders and snakes and love to hate things such as pollution, hurricanes, tornadoes, and diseases such as cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. Face it, we love to hate the subjectively bad things in life and love the good things in life.

Hate: v. to sense very intense disapproval which one feels when one wants to destroy a bad and/or wrong subset(s) which may be morally (bad and/or wrong) and/or may be (bad and/or wrong) because it is the primary reason why one can’t achieve a desired goal(s) and/ or (bad and/or wrong) because it is a source of mental displeasure and/or bodily pain

We care about the bad and good things in life so not caring is not the opposite of love either. If you don’t care about something then that is indifference or avoidance and those two are obviously not the opposite of love but is frequently an absence of emotion for something which we don’t consider as important in our lives.

The opposite of love is not a very intense unpleasant feeling because that would mean that pain, humiliation, cruelty, great dissatisfaction, and any very unpleasant feeling would be the opposite of love which we all know that it is not. A masochist actually loves pain so pain is definitely not the opposite of love.


Once you define love accurately you realize that there is no opposite emotion for love or that love has no antonym. It is time to update the thesaurus and all literary works which claim that hate is the opposite of love.

Some of you may feel that love is not always a very intense pleasure but it is because if it is not very intense then it is called affection and not love.

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