Definitions for detestdɪˈtɛst
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dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
"I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"
To dislike intensely; to loathe.
To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
Origin: From detester, from detestari, from de- + testari, from testis; see test, testify.
to witness against; to denounce; to condemn
to hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.
I detest converts almost as much as I do missionaries.
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Since Cleopatra died, I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
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