Examples of detest in a Sentence
I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
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His decision is likely to please those among his political base who detest the Obamacare system, which many Republicans have attacked for years as an unneeded government intrusion in Americans’ healthcare.
The general public—particularly millennials—detests trophy hunting.
Players hate the short week for injury recovery and coaches and quarterbacks detest the reduced preparation period.
Broadly speaking, CEOs—especially those running big tech companies—detest both plans.
The despised, detested and damnable Raiders who for decades raised the bile levels of an entire Chargers fan base.
From Homer to Aristotle, master morality prizes valor and cunning, and detests foolishness.
Team Spanos seems to detest the talkative All-Pro cornerback.
Abbas, the Palestinian president, detests Dahlan and has rejected any political comeback by his nemesis.
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Origin and Etymology of detest
Synonymsabhor, abominate, despise, hate, execrate, loathe
Related Wordsdeplore, deprecate, disapprove (of), discountenance, disdain, disfavor, scorn
Near Antonymsdesire, fancy, favor, like, prefer; enjoy, relish; admire, adore, approve (of), esteem, hallow, idolize, revere, venerate, worship; cherish, prize, treasure
Synonym Discussion of detest
- hated the enemy with a passion
- detests cowards
- a crime abhorred by all
- abominates all forms of violence
- loathed the mere sight of them
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