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

Examples of detestation in a Sentence

  1. a congenital detestation of injustice, which drove her to become an activist for civil rights

  2. the family's pickiest eater is quite vehement in expressing his feelings about boiled cabbage, a particular detestation of his

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First Known Use of detestation

15th century



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