What does detest mean?

Definitions for detest
dɪˈtɛstde·test

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. detest(Verb)

    To dislike intensely; to loathe.

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

  2. detest(Verb)

    To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.

    Etymology: 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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of detest in a Sentence

  1. Lord Byron:

    Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    Whenever we read the obscene stories, voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortous executions, the unrelenting vindictivenes, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistant that we called it the word of a Demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind, and, for my part, I sincerly detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.

  3. Homer:

    I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.

  4. Stephen Leacock:

    I detest life-insurance agents they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In the tranquillity of a garden, we detest the war and love the peace much more than any other places!

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