Which preposition goes together with "hating" (as a noun) in the following contexts?

Ann took Lee's boyfriend, therfore Lee has hating against / for Ann.

They have hating against / for atheism / religions.

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    They hate the direct object. May 18, 2019 at 19:46
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    An active verb: "Lee hates Ann." May 18, 2019 at 19:51
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    I know that it's possible to use the direct way (=They hate someone), but the question is on the other way. I'd like to know how to use the word "hating" as a noun. May 18, 2019 at 19:51
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    The noun form of the verb is hatred. May 18, 2019 at 20:34
  • Then, my assuming was a mistake. I don't really know why I assumed that hating is the noun form of theverb hate. I learnt something new today. Please write it as an answer. Also the word "hate" by itself may be a noun. macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/hate_2 May 18, 2019 at 20:56

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The noun form of the verb is not hating but hatred. In the Oxford Dictionaries:


Intense dislike; hate.

racial hatred
his murderous hatred of his brother

Or hate also in the Oxford Dictionaries:


Intense dislike.
feelings of hate and revenge

What is the difference? Please see this previous question.

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