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DETEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does detest mean? 

DETEST (verb)
  The verb DETEST has 1 sense:

1. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

  Familiarity information: DETEST used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DETEST (verb)


Sense 1detest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

detest; hate

Context examples:

I hate Mexican food / She detests politicians

Hypernyms (to "detest" is one way to...):

dislike (have or feel a dislike or distaste for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "detest"):

abhor; abominate; execrate; loathe (find repugnant)

contemn; despise; disdain; scorn (look down on with disdain)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot detest Sue
Sam and Sue detest the movie


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