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Definition of "detest" []

  • To dislike intensely; abhor. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "detest" in a sentence
  • "You know I am only six miles away -- little more than half an hour's drive, and though I hate Bartram, and detest Silas -- Yes, I _detest"
  • "But what I detest is the attitude you display in your responses … …. patronising and belittling."
  • "I\'d use the word detest, but then I might be accused by apologists like Fred Barnes of harboring an irrational hatred of Bush."