What does detest mean?

Definitions for detestdɪˈtɛst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hate, detest(verb)

    dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

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


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Detest

    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. detestāride, inten., and testāri, to call to witness, execrate—testis, a witness.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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