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yàn wù
v. to loathe, to hate, to detest
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讨厌 vs 厌恶
1. Compared to 讨厌, 厌恶 expresses a more intense level of "hate" or "dislike".
2. 讨厌 is a high-frequency word in daily spoken language; 厌恶 is not used as frequently and it appears more in written Chinese.
3. 厌恶 cannot be an adjective, while 讨厌 can be both a verb and an adjective. For example, we cannot replace 讨厌 with 厌恶 in these examples, because 讨厌 is used as an adjective here:
E.g.
讨厌的问题 [nphr] troublesome issue
他很讨厌。 [phr] He is very annoying.
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