detest detest  /dɪ ˈtɛst/


  • (v) dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards


  1. Still in the realm of fantasy, this rueful little fable cut close enough to the essence of lean-year reality to please those who detest animals that behave like humans.
  2. In a properly functioning two-party democracy, each party is supposed to nominate a person whom members of the other party will detest.
  3. Palin is a threat to liberals because she believes in God and country and family all values liberals pretend to believe in but secretly detest.


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  1. "I am a bit shocked by this decision," Mr Kouchner told France's RTL radio on Monday. "It is an expression of intolerance and I detest intolerance. I hope the Swiss will reverse this decision quickly."
    on Nov 30, 2009 By: Bernard Kouchner Source: BBC News

  2. "We are not sectarian, we are not closed in on ourselves, we do not detest Canada," said Marois. "We want to live in better harmony, and sovereignty would allow us to establish links and a better relationship with the rest of Canada."
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Pauline Marois Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Neil Warnock, the Sheffield United manager, said: "They have probably got little else to discuss on the agenda if that is the main directive. Personally I detest penalty shoot-outs. I don't see anything wrong with the Championship. If they want to...
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Neil Warnock Source: Times Online

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