Definitions for detestdɪˈtɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to feel abhorrence of; hate.

* Syn: See hate.

Origin of detest:

1525–35; < MF detester < L dētestārī to call down a curse upon, loathe =dē-de - +testārī to bear witness; see testate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hate, detest(verb)

    dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

    "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. detest(verb)ɪˈtɛst

    ≠ love


  1. detest(Verb)

    To dislike intensely; to loathe.

  2. detest(Verb)

    To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.

  3. Origin: From detester, from detestari, from de- + testari, from testis; see test, testify.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detest(verb)

    to witness against; to denounce; to condemn

  2. Detest(verb)

    to hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil

Anagrams of detest

  1. tested

Translations for detest

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to hate intensely

I detest cruelty.

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