Love Or Like? Hate Or Dislike? Or Resent?

Hello, friends.

Are you curious about the words, Love, Like, Hate and Dislike?

Yes, you are.

In your everyday English, these are used mostly. So, if you know the way of using them properly, your words will have a great impact. Isn't it?


Well, I am going to show the easiest way to use them.



1. If you know the exact meaning of these words, you will be clear in using them.

2. You should read different examples on them, because the proper use will give you the proper   

    pattern of sentences.


Well, let's move on:


First , I want to show you a simple difference. It is:

'Love' means to have a strong feelings of affection for somebody.

But, 'like' means to prefer to do or want or find something/somebody pleasant and attractive.

Let's see:

1. I love him very much.

2. We love him.

3. Do you love me?

4. You know that I like your new house.

5. She is nice and so, I like her.

6. Do you know that I like to sleep late?

7. I never like swimming, but my brother likes it.

8. I never like her taking all the credit.

9. I like to see the children playing at large.

10. I love flowers.


Now, the different meanings of these two words:


1. To feel affection:

- You should love each other, otherwise you will not get to marry.

- I became well-loved member of the family.

- I love my country.

2. To enjoy:

- I love the Autumn Season.

-I loved it when you gave me the present.

- My daughter loves to go out dancing.



1. To draw the attention to the nature of an action or event.

- I would like to draw your attention to my topic.

- I like to have your kind attention.

2. To approve of something or someone.

- I like your coat.

- I like your hair-cut.

- Do you like fish?

- I like to spend my evenings in front of my television.

3. To want something by saying politely.

- I think you'd like the way I do.

- I would like to go there.


Now, the examples as Noun.

1. A mother's love cannot be measured in terms of money.

2. She was in love with him.

3. I am in love of my work.

4. Can I help you, my love?(friendly way of addressing, informal use.)

5. I will do for the love of it.

6. I have different likes and dislikes.

7. I could not associate with the likes of you.

8. I was impressed by your likes.


The examples as Preposition:


1. I want to wear a dress like yours.

2. I want to do it like you.


Please pay attention to the Parts Of Speech of these two words.


Next, the meanings as well as difference between Hate and Dislike.


Hate - to feel intense dislike, to dislike something or somebody, an extremely strong dislike.

But, Dislike- not to like or disapprove something or someone.

Let's see:

1. Why do you dislike me so much?

2. You dislike her, but I like her.

3. I dislike your behaviour.

4. I dislike you staying away from me, because I have to teach you many things.

5. I hate the way you criticise me.

6. He hates me for my misdeeds.

7. He tried to revenge me, because he hated my misdeeds which hurt him.


An example of 'hate' as Noun:

1. Plastic chairs are a hate of mine.

An example of 'dislike' as Noun:

1. He told me all his dislikes.


An exceptional thing:

It is 'resent'.

Resent - to feel bitter or angry because, it is not fair for you.

Let's see:

1. I deeply resented his criticism.

2. I bitterly resent his behaviour.


This is about Love or Like? Hate or Dislike? Or Resent?

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