Detest

Definition of Detest

De`test´
v. t.1.To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
[imp. & p. p. Detested; p. pr. & vb. n. Detesting.]
The heresy of Nestorius . . . was detested in the Eastern churches.
- Fuller.
God hath detested them with his own mouth.
- Bale.
2.To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.
Who dares think one thing, and another tell,
My heart detests him as the gates of hell.
- Pope.

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abhor, abhorrence, abominate, abomination, contemn, despise, detestation, disdain, dislike, execrate, execration, hate, loathe, loathing, odium, scorn
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