Secondhand Hate

What is secondhand hate?

Receiving hate because of your friend

Secondhand hate is when you suffer from hate directed towards your friend. The term comes from secondhand smoke which causes negative health effects on people that hang around people who smoke.

You may miss out on parties, popularity, and other friends because of your loyalty to someone who is despised. It's not very fair to suffer from his or her sins but that's why you have to choose your friends carefully.


I suffered from secondhand hate and was unable to go to any of her parties because she didn't like my BFF Kelly

Secondhand hate is typically unfair

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Updated January 22, 2021

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