Antonyms of adj hateful

2 senses of hateful

Sense 1
hateful (vs. lovable) -- (evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly)

lovable (vs. hateful), loveable -- (having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child")
        => adorable, endearing, lovely -- (lovable especially in a childlike or naive way)
        => angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet -- (having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition")
        => cuddlesome, cuddly -- (inviting cuddling or hugging; "a cuddlesome baby"; "a cuddly teddybear")

Sense 2
hateful, mean -- (characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood")

INDIRECT (VIA nasty) -> nice -- (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today")

Similarity of adj hateful

2 senses of hateful

Sense 1
hateful (vs. lovable) -- (evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly)
       => abominable, detestable, execrable, odious -- (unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke)
       => unlovable -- (incapable of inspiring love or affection; "she was in some mysterious way...unlovable"-Joseph Conrad)
          Also See-> hostile#1; offensive#5; undesirable#1, unwanted#2

Sense 2
hateful, mean -- (characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood")
       => nasty (vs. nice), awful -- (offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound)

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