What does the word detest mean?

Usage examples for detest

  1. Next to a homely woman, there is nothing I detest so much as politics. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  2. Do you think that there are not thousands like yourself who hate and detest this violence?... – Lord of the World by 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 by George MacDonald