True, it's a strong word. I realize that, but sometimes ... it is the only one possible to describe how you feel about something/someone. The others come close, but this one sums it up.
HATE –verb (used with object)
1. to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward
Synonyms 1. loathe, execrate; despise. Hate, abhor, detest, abominate imply feeling intense dislike or aversion toward something. Hate, the simple and general word, suggests passionate dislike and a feeling of enmity: to hate autocracy. Abhor expresses a deep-rooted horror and a sense of repugnance or complete rejection: to abhor cruelty; Nature abhors a vacuum. Detest implies intense, even vehement, dislike and antipathy, besides a sense of disdain: to detest a combination of ignorance and arrogance. Abominate expresses a strong feeling of disgust and repulsion toward something thought of as unworthy, unlucky, or the like: to abominate treachery.
Antonyms 1. love.