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Is there a word (or a phrase at least) that means to love in a hating way (hatefully, execrably) ?

There is "Love–hate relationship" but it is more like a psychological term. I'm looking for a "noun" or "verb" mainly.

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    "Love in a hating way"? Marriage. :P – Roger Feb 11 '14 at 15:28
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    Not a perfect fit, but a word in common vernacular today in the US that is similar is frenemy. "Oh, Alexis and Sarah? They are totally frenemies" Meaning to be cordial toward each other and polite when face-to-face, but talking about one another behind backs. – TylerH Feb 11 '14 at 15:28
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    Ōdi et amō, quāre id faciam fortasse requīrīs… Nesciō, sed fierī sentiō et excrucior. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 11 '14 at 15:32
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    Catullus on ELU. Never thought I'd see the day :D – oerkelens Feb 11 '14 at 15:45
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    I don't totally get the question. Does it mean that you love someone but he/she totally pisses you off? Or does it mean that you love to hate the person, and you enjoy being around them for that reason? – Jeremy Feb 11 '14 at 20:31
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I like "brawling love", because I like quoting Shakespeare.

He was neither the first nor the last to discuss relationships combining love and hate (nor was that his only time), so there are in fact thousands of different phrases describing it. So many in fact that I'd avoid set phrases that have been used before; see if this tired old trope can be made fresh again!

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  • I want that glib and oily art To speak and purpose not, since what I well intend, I'll do't before I speak. - "King Lear" – Elliott Frisch Feb 12 '14 at 0:51
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Ambivalence To have two conflicting emotions simultaneously.

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You could try 'a cynical relationship'?

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  • I think this is more like not believing in love. – ermanen Feb 11 '14 at 18:41
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Frenemy, defined on Google at the moment as "a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry."

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