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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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While the daily received significant response last year to a call for tips on the best campsites around Britain, Telegraph Travel's Neil Tweedie however detests camping: 'Why would a sane human being in possession of a solid, brick-built house exchange hot water and central heating for the shelter afforded by a big nylon bag?
Yorkshire drivers detest one-way systems the most, with Leeds, Leicester and East Grinstead in West Sussex having some of the most-hated systems.
They detest it because, at the present time, there are young British soldiers risking their lives to prevent this industry in Afghanistan - yet you are encouraging it.
Thus, although many LDP stalwarts detest their "maverick" leader, they may have to make good on his reform rhetoric to ensure their own political survival.
The betting trend that bookmakers - odds and spreads alike - detest most is the growth of person-to-person betting exchanges.
AS an old Englishman who saw war against terrorists with the Coldstream Guards in Malaya in the 1950s, I have to say I detest Tony Blair and his Government forsending our armed forces into battle-ready stations with kit that's useless and that they have to pay for themselves.
In one of its most common texts, it says: O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, known and unknown, .
I detest the very idea of federal regulation of executive compensation because I believe the best way to handle the matter is by free and open competition between companies.
While most people detest the gunk on their cars, Hostetler makes it his job to identify exactly what kinds of bugs splattered their yellowish-brown and milky-white guts across your front windshield.
I'm not going to go into it, but we detest each other.
We detest the idea of being "spied" upon and we feel this may spoil the enjoyment of supporters who, like ourselves, do not cherish the thought that someone, somewhere is secretly watching them.
MATT ELLIOTT is another reason to detest international football's "grandparent" rule.
What of the celebrants who are haters, who detest others because they belong to other racial, religious, or ethnic groups, or because their sexual orientation does not appeal to them?
On the other hand, conservative critics such as Robert Bork and Charles Fried detest the Supremes so much (perhaps because they ain't one?
Yates, the founder and owner of Robert Yates Racing (RYR) used to detest December because that's the time each year RYR would clear and shut down the shop.