HyperDic: detest

English > 1 sense of the word detest:
VERBemotiondetest, hatedislike intensely
detest > pronunciation
Soundsdihteh'st; diyteh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > detest: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
Meaningdislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue detest the movie; Sam cannot detest Sue
Example "She detests politicians"
Narrowerabhor, loathe, abominate, execrateFind repugnant
contemn, despise, scorn, disdainLook down on with disdain
BroaderdislikeHave or feel a dislike or distaste for
OppositeloveHave a great affection or liking for
Spanishabominar, aborrecer, detestar, odiar
Catalanabominar, avorrir, detestar, odiar
Nounsdetestationhate coupled with disgust

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