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detestation

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  1. 1 a very strong dislike a congenital detestation of injustice, which drove her to become an activist for civil rights Synonyms of detestation abhorrence, abomination, hate, execration, hatred, loathingWords Related to detestation cattiness, 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, vitriolNear Antonyms of detestation appetite, inclination, liking; admiration, adoration, veneration, worship; acceptance, tolerance; passion, relish, tasteAntonyms of detestation affection, devotion, fondness, love

  2. 2 something or someone that is hated the family's pickiest eater is quite vehement in expressing his feelings about boiled cabbage, a particular detestation of his Synonyms of detestation abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, bête noire, hate, execrationWords Related to detestation dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeveNear Antonyms of detestation beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasureAntonyms of detestation love


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