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detestation

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noun de·tes·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌtes-ˈtā-shən, di-\

Definition of detestation

  1. 1 :  extreme hatred or dislike :  abhorrence, loathing

  2. 2 :  an object of hatred or contempt



Examples of detestation in a sentence

  1. <a congenital detestation of injustice, which drove her to become an activist for civil rights>

  2. <the family's pickiest eater is quite vehement in expressing his feelings about boiled cabbage, a particular detestation of his>



15th Century

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15th century


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