I know this is probably a stupid question, but 嫌だ was in a song I was listening too. Is this incorrect usage? I know 嫌い means hateful but you don't drop the い to add だ do you?

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In this case, 嫌 is not used as the adjective 嫌{きら}い but as an adjective, 嫌{いや}な. See for example weblio. Furthermore, 嫌{いや}だ is pretty much a set phrase, meaning both:

  • Unpleasantness, discomfort
  • To refuse / to avoid

And by the way, 嫌{きら}い as hateful is not the most common sense. My dictionary lists:

  • Dislike, hate, suspicion
  • Dislike, hatred, fear

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