Examples of detest in a Sentence
I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
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Pyongyang really detests the frequency and intensity of military exercises the U.S. conducts in the region — and this gives Washington some leverage.
Walter Johnson, who played for Weiser in 1906-07, was always popular, but Carl Mays, who pitched for Boise in 1912, was disliked by most and even detested by some.
This move also brings him closer—literally—to the Southside Serpents, his father's gang that detests the folks on the Northside (a.k.a Betty's side).
Or maybe Piqué, who is known to detest tabloid rumors, wanted no part in this two month telenovela.
As Merkel and Trump palpably detest each other, and as the animus of the British public puts Trump’s planned state visit to the United Kingdom on semi-permanent hold, Macron may come to be seen as America’s link to Europe.
His problem is his problems: the drinking and substance abuse, the terrible life decisions, the fact that so many people detest him.
And much of the Washington media, which detests Donald Trump, has served as the left's echo chamber.
Much as Trump voters may detest insiders, the president’s ability to enact his agenda now rests on Ryan and McConnell.
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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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Definition of detest for English Language Learners
: to dislike (someone or something) very strongly
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