[ UK /dɪtˈɛst/ ]
[ US /diˈtɛst, dɪˈtɛst/ ]
VERB
  1. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    I hate Mexican food
    She detests politicians
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How To Use detest In A Sentence

  • It's a reductive attitude that sells Scotland short and it's one I detest.
  • En effet, je deteste mariage de convenance, mauvaise honte et mauvais sujet. My Personal Ode written in French and American English Translation
  • To use a phrase I detest just 4 fun - repeat and rinse. The Guardian World News
  • She stamped her foot for a final emphasis, but she was aware of her words all having fallen effectless, like blows dealt some detestable thing in a dream. The Coast of Bohemia
  • I detest the cult of body fascism, the more so since I live in its global capital.
  • This situation was detestably rectified, as could be clearly seen in face as she jarred forward.
  • She has been unfairly maligned as being soft on apartheid, which she detested. Times, Sunday Times
  • Furthermore democratic socialism was feared and detested by doctrinaire Marxists because it offered planning in conjunction with freedom.
  • on that evening I thought Michael's hair was more of a mess than ever and I detested the way he underlined the mess by sporting sideboards. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • I loathe AND detest the game - and that's all it is, kids, just a silly game.
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