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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-test′, v.t. to hate intensely.—adj. Detest′able, worthy of being detested: extremely hateful: abominable.—n. Detest′ableness.—adv. Detest′ably.—n. Detestā′tion, extreme hatred. [Fr.,—L. detestāri—de, inten., and testāri, to call to witness, execrate—testis, a witness.]
The numerical value of detest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of detest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
It is time for the international community to take a clear stand against those who build the foundations of terror by teaching children to detest and despise, this must start by speaking out against incitement in Palestinian society.
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