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detest (v.)

1530s, "execrate, hate, dislike intensely," also "to curse, to call God to witness and abhor," from French détester, from Latin detestari "to curse, execrate, abominate, express abhorrence for," literally "denounce with one's testimony," from de "from, down" (see de-) + testari "be a witness," from testis "witness" (see testament). Related: Detested; detesting.

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Definitions of detest

detest (v.)
dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards;
She detests politicians
Synonyms: hate
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