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Synonyms for detest
dɪˈtɛst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hate, detest(verb)

    dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

    "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

    Synonyms:
    hate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detest

    Abhor is stronger than despise, implying a shuddering recoil, especially a moral recoil. "How many shun evil as inconvenient who do not abhor it as hateful." Trench Serm. in Westm. Abbey xxvi, 297. [Murray's "New English Dictionary"] Detest expresses indignation, with something of contempt. Loathe implies disgust, physical or moral. We abhor a traitor, despise a coward, detest a liar. We dislike an uncivil person. We abhor cruelty, hate tyranny. We loathe a reptile or a flatterer. We abhor Milton's heroic Satan, but we can not despise him.

    Synonyms:
    abhor, abominate, despise, dislike, hate, loathe, nauseate, scorn, shun

    Antonyms:
    admire, approve, covet, crave, desire, enjoy, esteem, esteem, like, love, relish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hate (extremely), abominate, abhor, loathe, nauseate, shrink from, recoil from

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detest(v)

    Synonyms:
    loathe, despise, abominate, abhor, hate, execrate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "detest":

    hate, abhor

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use detest in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man who has lived through so many storms will either worship the tranquillity or will detest it!

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    I detest converts almost as much as I do missionaries.

  3. Stephen Leacock:

    I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.

  4. Noam Chomsky:

    Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.


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