detestation


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de·tes·ta·tion

 (dē′tĕ-stā′shən)
n.
1. Strong dislike or hatred; abhorrence.
2. One that is detested.

detestation

(ˌdiːtɛsˈteɪʃən)
n
1. intense hatred; abhorrence
2. a person or thing that is detested

de•tes•ta•tion

(ˌdi tɛˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. abhorrence; hatred.
2. a person or thing detested.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detestation - hate coupled with disgustdetestation - hate coupled with disgust    
disgust - strong feelings of dislike
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

detestation

noun hatred, disgust, loathing, hostility, dislike, animosity, aversion, revulsion, antipathy, abomination, animus, abhorrence, repugnance, odium, execration They were united in their detestation of the government.

detestation

noun
Translations
iljetysinhokammo

detestation

[ˌdiːtesˈteɪʃən] (frm) Ndetestación f, odio m, aborrecimiento m
to hold in detestationdetestar, odiar, aborrecer

detestation

nAbscheu m (→ of vor +dat)

detestation

[ˌdiːtɛsˈteɪʃn] nodio, avversione f
References in classic literature ?
At last Don Quixote's end came, after he had received all the sacraments, and had in full and forcible terms expressed his detestation of books of chivalry.
The encouragers of the first mob never intended matters should go this length, and the people in general expressed the utter detestation of this unparalleled outrage, and I wish they could be convinced what infinite hazard there is of the most terrible consequences from such demons, when they are let loose in a government where there is not constant authority at hand sufficient to suppress them.
This man was very fond of Diocles, a victor in the Olympic games, and when he left his country from a disgust at an improper passion which his mother Alithoe had entertained for him, and settled at Thebes, Philolaus followed him, where they both died, and where they still show their tombs placed in view of each other, but so disposed, that one of them looks towards Corinth, the other does not; the reason they give for this is, that Diodes, from his detestation of his mother's passion, would have his tomb so placed that no one could see Corinth from it; but Philolaus chose that it might be seen from his: and this was the cause of their living at Thebes.
The islanders looked upon the people who made this cavalier appropriation of their shores with mingled feelings of fear and detestation.
For integrity used doth the one; but integrity professed, and with a manifest detestation of bribery, doth the other.
Truthfulness: they will never intentionally receive into their mind falsehood, which is their detestation, and they will love the truth.
But not long had they run thus when Zarathustra became conscious of his folly, and shook off with one jerk all his irritation and detestation.
Here again my feelings rose up in detestation of slavery.
Do they begin by exciting the detestation of the very instruments of their intended usurpations?
It was a hazardous, though maybe a gallant thing to do, since it is probable that the legend commonly received has had no small share in the growth of Strickland's reputation; for there are many who have been attracted to his art by the detestation in which they held his character or the compassion with which they regarded his death; and the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers.
I write you in Russian, my good friend," wrote Julie in her Frenchified Russian, "because I have a detestation for all the French, and the same for their language which I cannot support to hear spoken.
Those were the sort of visitors with whom his ebon Majesty loved to dally until they became pale with fright or furious with anger and impatience; but men like this white captain, who had brought him no presents, who came in overwhelming force and demanded a passage through his country as a matter of right were his special detestation.