detestation detestation

Definition(s):

  • (n) hate coupled with disgust

Usage(s):

  1. This organization holds the other two in active detestation.
  2. A realistic Zionist, Judge Mack overcame his detestation of titular honors last summer to accept honorary presidency of the First World Jewish Congress in Geneva.
  3. The town is divided on whether the contract was the best deal at that moment, but it is united in its detestation for Taft-Hartley and its respect for a union picket line.

News

  • Remembering the heroic victims of the Ft. Hood shooting

    By Sammie Hill Maj. Nidal Hasan has accrued nationwide attention and detestation as the man responsible for the death of 13 people during the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. The Army psychiatrist also wounded 32 individuals during the rampage, which stands as the worst mass murder at a military installation in the history... Read more »
    on September 3, 2013     Source: The Louisville Cardinal

Quotes

  1. "It's certainly is a strong argument for getting that debate front and center and finding whatever options we might have to cut off the detestation in Mexico," said Goddard.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Terry Goddard Source: Raw Story

  2. Washington concluded his general orders with the statement: "His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence ...... with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes."
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: George Washington Source: Roanoke Times

  3. Atta's disgusted mouth reflected his "all-inclusive detestation, his pan-anathema" on the world, Amis writes: Only one human being took pleasure in setting eyes on Atta, and that was bin Laden.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Martin Amis Source: Bloomberg

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cursory cursory
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