- v dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
She detests politicians
- 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.
- In a properly functioning two-party democracy, each party is supposed to nominate a person whom members of the other party will detest.
- 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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June 9, 2013 - The Morning Call
- Bernard Kouchner in BBC News
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."
- Pauline Marois in International Herald Tribune
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."
- Neil Warnock in Times Online
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...