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de·test

 (dĭ-tĕst′)
tr.v. de·test·ed, de·test·ing, de·tests
To dislike intensely; abhor.

[French détester, from Latin dētestārī, to curse : dē-, de- + testārī, to invoke (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).]

de·test′er n.

detest

(dɪˈtɛst)
vb
(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe
[C16: from Latin dētestārī to curse (while invoking a god as witness), from de- + testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness]
deˈtester n

de•test

(dɪˈtɛst)

v.t.
to feel abhorrence of; hate.
[1525–35; < Middle French detester < Latin dētestārī to call down a curse upon, loathe =dē- de- + testārī to bear witness; see testate]
de•test′er, n.
syn: See hate.

detest


Past participle: detested
Gerund: detesting

Imperative
detest
detest
Present
I detest
you detest
he/she/it detests
we detest
you detest
they detest
Preterite
I detested
you detested
he/she/it detested
we detested
you detested
they detested
Present Continuous
I am detesting
you are detesting
he/she/it is detesting
we are detesting
you are detesting
they are detesting
Present Perfect
I have detested
you have detested
he/she/it has detested
we have detested
you have detested
they have detested
Past Continuous
I was detesting
you were detesting
he/she/it was detesting
we were detesting
you were detesting
they were detesting
Past Perfect
I had detested
you had detested
he/she/it had detested
we had detested
you had detested
they had detested
Future
I will detest
you will detest
he/she/it will detest
we will detest
you will detest
they will detest
Future Perfect
I will have detested
you will have detested
he/she/it will have detested
we will have detested
you will have detested
they will have detested
Future Continuous
I will be detesting
you will be detesting
he/she/it will be detesting
we will be detesting
you will be detesting
they will be detesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detesting
you have been detesting
he/she/it has been detesting
we have been detesting
you have been detesting
they have been detesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detesting
you will have been detesting
he/she/it will have been detesting
we will have been detesting
you will have been detesting
they will have been detesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detesting
you had been detesting
he/she/it had been detesting
we had been detesting
you had been detesting
they had been detesting
Conditional
I would detest
you would detest
he/she/it would detest
we would detest
you would detest
they would detest
Past Conditional
I would have detested
you would have detested
he/she/it would have detested
we would have detested
you would have detested
they would have detested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.detest - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"
abhor, abominate, execrate, loathe - find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
contemn, despise, disdain, scorn - look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
dislike - have or feel a dislike or distaste for; "I really dislike this salesman"

detest

verb 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 My mother detested my ex-husband.
love, relish, adore, cherish, dote on, dig (slang)

detest

verb
To regard with extreme dislike and hostility:
Translations
يَكْرَهُ بِشِدَّه
hnusitnenávidětošklivitošklivit si
afsky
inhota
fyrirlíta
šlykštus
ienīst
mrziti

detest

[dɪˈtest] VTdetestar, aborrecer
to detest doing sthdetestar or odiar hacer algo

detest

[dɪˈtɛst] vt (= loathe) → détester, avoir horreur de

detest

vtverabscheuen, hassen; I detest having to get up earlyich hasse es, früh aufstehen zu müssen

detest

[dɪˈtɛst] vtdetestare

detest

(diˈtest) verb
to hate intensely. I detest cruelty.
deˈtestable adjective
extremely hateful.
References in classic literature ?
My dear Alicia,--There needed not this last fit of the gout to make me detest Mr.
You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.
No, I really detest them all; but Harry Meltham is the handsomest and most amusing, and Mr.
Yes, for you who detest those unhappy princes, Beauchamp, and are always delighted to find fault with them; but not for me, who discover a gentleman by instinct, and who scent out an aristocratic family like a very bloodhound of heraldry.
I could stand the aunts, but there are dozens of cousins, dreadful boys all of them, and I detest boys
Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
I detest such creatures; and it would be much better for them that their faces had been seamed with the smallpox; but I must confess, I never saw any of this wanton behaviour in poor Jenny: some artful villain, I am convinced, hath betrayed, nay perhaps forced her; and I pity the poor wretch with all my heart.
Not envious, let us say, since he has talent; but it annoys him that a wealthy man of the highest society, and a count, too (you know they all detest a title), can, without any particular trouble, do as well, if not better, than he who has devoted all his life to it.
He turns detective despite his father's objections, to solve the murder mystery, although illequipped to deal with everyday life, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers.
There is the kind of Jew who detests war and violence, who believes fighting is not "the Jewish way," who willingly accepts that Jews have their own standards of behavior.
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?
nap since he was two years old because he detests sloth above all he is