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What is a word for someone who hates or intensely dislikes one person? Misanthrope (hatred of humankind) is exactly what I'm looking for except it is too broad. This is a word I intend to use humorously, if it helps.

Example sentences:

  1. Sarah is a ________ because she doesn't hate anybody but Donald Trump.
  2. Ben is a poly-_________ because he hates everyone on his swim team.
  • FWIW, I don't know of a single word to fit your sample sentences. That being said, if you intend to say something that is readily understood by native English speakers, you may consider reworking your sentences or allowing a phrase instead of a single word that may or may not be clearly understood. – Kristina Lopez Sep 15 '15 at 18:42
  • Donald Trump is the "bête noire" of Sarah, but Sarah isn't anything special. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%AAte%20noire – user662852 Sep 15 '15 at 19:59
  • Well, I would have no trouble describing the concept, but I would like to find a word if there is one. I also think there might not be one. – Michael Sep 16 '15 at 1:52
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A hater:

a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing. - Google

  • Close, but the "or thing" part makes it too vague. I can be an iPhone hater, beach hater, dubstep hater, etc. – Michael Sep 15 '15 at 16:49
  • Pretty urban if you ask me. – user116032 Sep 15 '15 at 18:11
  • "haters gonna hate". +1 – user662852 Sep 15 '15 at 19:54
  • A coworker suggested "unihater" or "monohater" to me. :) Not quite, but funny. – Michael Sep 16 '15 at 1:50
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Nemesis came to my mind but I think the dislike must be mutual to make this a suitable term.

Antagonist was my second thought, however this involves opposing action

A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary:

  • Yes, I think the lack of opposing action is almost key to the definition. Misanthrope, at least for me, brings to mind a passive person who has an unpleasant opinion. – Michael Sep 15 '15 at 16:51

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