- v dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
- s treated with contempt
- In 1972 they detested McGovern's amnesty plan for Vietnam draft dodgers and his support for forced busing.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jim Calhoun in USA Today
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...
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Those who used nuclear weapons for the first time in history are the most detested people in the world,Ahmadinejad said.
- Tom Perkins in San Jose Mercury News
We became very influential,Perkins said. "Pattie Dunn detested this committee. She lobbied for its elimination. She won."