Examples of detest in a Sentence
I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
Recent Examples of detest from the Web
Much as Trump voters may detest insiders, the president’s ability to enact his agenda now rests on Ryan and McConnell.
Jessica Jones just wants the fight to be over, takes no joy in it and detests every part of the act, even the build up.
Since the writer of this piece is clearly not female, the list came together only after discussing Twilight at length with women who enjoyed and detested the book and the first two movies.
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Origin and Etymology of detest
Middle French detester or Latin detestari; Middle French detester, from Latin detestari, literally, to curse while calling a deity to witness, from de- + testari to call to witness — more at testament
First Known Use: circa 1535
Synonym Discussion of detest
DETEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detest for English Language Learners
: to dislike (someone or something) very strongly
DETEST Defined for Kids
Definition of detest for Students
: to dislike very much
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