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
Recent Examples of detestation from the Web
A few days earlier, social media heaped scorn upon David Mamet for his detestation of post-show discussions.
On Iran, Trump’s detestation for diplomacy is equally dangerous.
The old Hollywood’s history of infatuation with newspapering met the new Hollywood’s detestation of Nixon.
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First Known Use of detestation
Synonymsabhorrence, abomination, hate, execration, hatred, loathing
Antonymsaffection, devotion, fondness, love
Related Wordscattiness, despite, despitefulness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, contempt, disdain, enmity, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, virulence, vitriol
Near Antonymsappetite, inclination, liking; admiration, adoration, veneration, worship; acceptance, tolerance; passion, relish, taste
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