[ UK /dɪtˈɛstɪd/ ]
[ US /diˈtɛstɪd, dɪˈtɛstɪd/ ]
  1. treated with dislike or contempt
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How To Use detested In A Sentence

  • Madame Mayer hated Corona d'Astrardente, Ugo del Ferice detested Giovanni with equal virulency, not only because he had been so terribly worsted by him in the duel his own vile conduct had made inevitable, but because Saracinesca
  • He detested air travel.
  • Although he detested journalism his Johnsonian manner and compelling character established him as one of Fleet Street's most charismatic figures.
  • Poor as in eating lots of beans and franks (which my mother detested and i liked, being a kid and all).
  • But her skill as a writer and critic have been overlooked because she threw in her lot with the detested Mosley. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, she also detested what she called vulgarity, and had never in her life, even when handling it, uttered the word shit. The Women’s Room
  • Yet this monarch of all things detested pedantry, either as it shows itself in the mere form of Greek and Latin, or in ostentatious book-learning, or in the affectation of words of remote signification: these are the only points of view in which I have been taught to consider the meaning of the term pedantry, which is very indefinite, and always a relative one. Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions
  • He detested three things: a Jesuit, a gendarme, and a claqueur at a theatre. The Paris Sketch Book
  • If there was one place that Angel detested it was the village, full of smelly houses and coarse women.
  • [56] Morris became so intolerant of French vocables that he detested and would "fain" have eschewed the very word literature. A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century
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