detested detested  /dɪ ˈtɛ stɪd/


  • (adj) treated with contempt



  1. In 1972 they detested McGovern's amnesty plan for Vietnam draft dodgers and his support for forced busing.
  2. In those early years of the 20th Century, the German Kaiser, the King of Italy, the Queen of England and the Pope were all in agreement: they detested the tango.
  3. Anthony Eden was born there in June 1897, the third son of irascible Sir William Eden, an eccentric country gentleman who detested children and barking dogs with equal enthusiasm.



  1. "I hated our body language early, saw some brief spurts, then detested it the last eight minutes," Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said. "I'm in a state of shock, I really am. To have a home game in the conference opener against a rival like...
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Jim Calhoun Source: USA Today

  2. "Those who used nuclear weapons for the first time in history are the most detested people in the world," Ahmadinejad said.
    on May 3, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "We became very influential," Perkins said. "Pattie Dunn detested this committee. She lobbied for its elimination. She won."
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Tom Perkins Source: San Jose Mercury News

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