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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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The United States may well be our greatest ally but that doesn't mean many of us can't express the fact that we despise and detest as a person the current far-right President.
Nine out of ten Britons detest camping, according to travel website Holiday Extras.
nap since he was two years old because he detests sloth above all he is
January is a month I detest. You feel like you are walking on thin ice as you don't know if you are going to get to the other side intact.
Sue Detest has been promoted to executive director of the Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas.
Hooligans with fireworks I detest! A family bonfire with my children is as precious to me as Christmas dinner and I need only to look into my children's faces to know that they love every minute.
They detest the jams, the lack of parking and the one-way systems.
So, Chris, because I called the Nano a cheap car of cheap design made from cheap materials and built by cheap labour, you make the assumption that I "detest the Tata Nano, its creator, the country of its origin and the people there."
I may detest what a man says, but I defend his right to say it.
The world is facing a phenomenon that its people detest: Terrorism.
I DETEST the European Parliament which is made up of has-been politicians and countless hangers-on.
The judge said: "The citizens of this country and the people of Gloucester abhor drug dealers and detest those who sell heroin.
These are people who detest being defined by their sexuality, who feel taxes and national security are more important than basic civil rights.
A poet put it this way: "It's not our task to force God's truth on those who may the truth detest' but we are asked to share Christ's love and let God's Spirit do the rest."
Terry himself has sagely noted that Classical architectural grammar remains neutral, like the paint on an artist's palette, so what his disparagers detest is clearly the mere existence of any grammar at all.