Part of speech: verb

To dislike intensely; hate; abhor.

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Usage examples "detest":

  1. Next to a homely woman, there is nothing I detest so much as politics. - "The Grey Cloak", Harold MacGrath.
  2. Do you think that there are not thousands like yourself who hate and detest this violence?... - "Lord of the World", Robert Hugh Benson.
  3. We detest his opinions so much that we feel sure if you saw a little further into them, neither of you would hold them. - "Paul Faber, Surgeon", George MacDonald.