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
Examples of detest in a Sentence
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
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.
Learn to detest things that do not allow you to be yourself, and embrace things that make that self larger, more thrilling, and voluptuous.
Since Cleopatra died, I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness.
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