I want to discuss these three sentences:
I don't like her
I dislike her
I hate her
While 'hate' is pretty clear for its intensity/degree of 'not liking someone/thing', what about comparing all those three?
I don't like her - polite and harmless
I dislike her - a bit impolite as compared to the above one
I hate her - offensive and rude
I am more interested in 'don't like' and 'dislike'.
If I care about culture/society, which one seems better? My vote is for 'don't like'. But I want natives' opinions on this.
By the way, 'detest' is higher than 'hate' in intensity/degree of disliking?