HateHate as with if are two huge words. They can mean anything and nothing at all.
A flippant "oh I hate that" can be addressed to an action, a piece of clothing, food almost anything really. It can be something with no meaning at all or it can have a deep profound meaning. It usually depends on the tone the user assigns to the words. It can be froth with laughter, criticism, anger and regret. In my opinion there is no other word that can be so descriptive yet so volatile at the same time.
In thinking of hate, whom I hate, what I hate, how I hate and if I hate. I have come to some self found revelations. Anyone saying they don't hate something or someone is a pure and simple liar. I do hate.