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[ UK /dɪtˌɛstˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. hate coupled with disgust
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How To Use detestation In A Sentence

  • With a deep and abiding detestation of competitive sports, he was naturally bookish.
  • They are the detestation of the Trout bottom-angler, constantly nibbling away his bait, and tantalising him with vain hopes of a bite.
  • Desire reversed to detestation like a rubber glove turned inside out. THE SHIPPING NEWS
  • The captain had, also, during his very short visit, the satisfaction of observing that the inhabitants of Coron entertained the most serious apprehensions from the French armament, and expressed the greatest possible detestation and abhorrence of that people. The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 1
  • Behind this mentality lies the progressive lobby's detestation of nationhood and Orwellian aspiration to world government.
  • And now, when many of its previous supporters have abandoned it in favour of implied rights theory, I find myself hating it just as much as ever, with a cold, dismissive detestation.
  • She is a poet whose poetic stimuli most often arise from friendship and, in a few striking cases, detestation.
  • When she became 16, she declared her detestation of him and said that he had again made advances to her.
  • One of the most-frequent targets for my detestation is California chardonnay — which is often guilty of all three infractions. WTN: Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnays (Sonoma)
  • He made a very free and full acknowledgment of his error and seducement, and that with much detestation of his sin. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
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