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Synonyms for detest



  • hate
  • loathe
  • despise
  • abhor
  • be hostile to
  • recoil from
  • be repelled by
  • have an aversion to
  • abominate
  • dislike intensely
  • execrate
  • feel aversion towards
  • feel disgust towards
  • feel hostility towards
  • feel repugnance towards

Synonyms for detest

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

Synonyms for detest

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Travel Business Review-July 5, 2013--Nine in ten Britons detest camping, Holiday Extras(C)2013] ENPublishing - http://www.
nap since he was two years old because he detests sloth above all he is
Heuchera detests regular watering and does best in dappled sunlight with perfectly drained soil and an occasional soaking.
Virgil both detests his involvement in the Trade and is intoxicated by the way its vice-grip on his life has made him believe wholeheartedly in the Redeemer's mission.
She was furious that the government had listened to REAL Women of Canada, which she detests as "anti-choice, anti-gay, and unsupportive of equality for women and want[ing] to obliterate the Department of the Status of Women" (LSN, Sept.
Even though she occasionally detests this chore, she still does it--and it bails me out, since I am the world's worst speller.
Alex Martinelli detests commercial collector Cassie Ashton because she buys and sells fossils in the market place.
He whinges that we are 'dictators' and how he detests the western way of life.
I am a proud pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-animal rights vegetarian Christian who detests OCAF's hate-filled messages.
Listen to the warnings and good advice in Proverbs 12v22/23:``The Lord detests lying lips,but he delights in those who are truthful.
He detests the news that the public gets through NPR and believes it is slanted from a distinctly liberal and secular perspective," Vaughn said.
Ms Tomalonis deplores the fact that ballet companies perform works by choreographers such as Kylian and she generally detests the works themselves.
The challenge confronting Massaro's proposal is how to advance the communitarian middle axioms in a society which worships independence, detests dependence, and is, at times, destructively individualistic.
All beloved creatures tainted and killed,/Each will hurry to comply with what he detests.
Using only his street smarts and the environment to stay alive, he must save the very city he loathes and its citizens whom he detests, and, in the end, escape what has become a very Bad Day in L.