detestation

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

Definition of detestation 

1 : extreme hatred or dislike : abhorrence, loathing

2 : an object of hatred or contempt

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Synonyms & Antonyms for detestation

Synonyms

abhorrence, abomination, execration, hate, hatred, loathing

Antonyms

affection, devotion, fondness, love

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Examples of detestation in a Sentence

a congenital detestation of injustice, which drove her to become an activist for civil rights the family's pickiest eater is quite vehement in expressing his feelings about boiled cabbage, a particular detestation of his

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On Iran, Trump’s detestation for diplomacy is equally dangerous. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Tillerson is toast. So is U.S. diplomacy.," 6 Oct. 2017 The old Hollywood’s history of infatuation with newspapering met the new Hollywood’s detestation of Nixon. Mark Feeney, Slate Magazine, "All the President’s Men," 14 June 2017 A few days earlier, social media heaped scorn upon David Mamet for his detestation of post-show discussions. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Like it or not, we are in the midst of a second arts revolution," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of detestation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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