Synonyms and Antonyms of detestation
1 a very strong dislike <a congenital detestation of injustice, which drove her to become an activist for civil rights> Synonyms abhorrence, abomination, hate, execration, hatred, loathingRelated Words 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 appetite, inclination, liking; admiration, adoration, veneration, worship; acceptance, tolerance; passion, relish, tasteAntonyms affection, devotion, fondness, love
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 abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, bête noire, hate, execrationRelated Words dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeveNear Antonyms beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasureAntonyms love
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