Definition of 'detest'
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They detest the idea of anyone striving to better themselves and making friendships that cross racial divides. The Sun (2009) People will detest me for it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lots of people detest her work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One website claims 3% of people detest him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She loathed and detested'social science '. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But physicists are a law-abiding bunch, and detest this idea. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I quite detest the man. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)He said: 'I detest losing. The Sun (2016)
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Used Occasionally. detest is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'detest'
British English: detest VERB
If you detest someone or something, you dislike them very much.
My mother detested him.
Definition of detest from the Collins English Dictionary
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