Examples of detest in a Sentence
I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
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Sobchak, the 36-year old daughter of the late mayor of St. Petersburg who was Putin’s boss in the 1990s, has positioned herself as a candidate for those voters who detest the president and want change.
Kurdish factions that detested each other worked in sync against ISIS.
Unlike his rallies, generally limited to his most ardent supporters, even many of those who detest the president would tune in for a prime-time, Oval Office address.
Turns out, Bea Arthur detested the dessert, according to fan site Golden Girls Central.
Abbas, the Palestinian president, detests Dahlan and has rejected any political comeback by his nemesis.
Team Spanos seems to detest the talkative All-Pro cornerback.
The despised, detested and damnable Raiders who for decades raised the bile levels of an entire Chargers fan base.
From Homer to Aristotle, master morality prizes valor and cunning, and detests foolishness.
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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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