Examples of detest in a sentence
I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
Origin and Etymology of detest
Medieval French detester or Latin detestari; Medieval 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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