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de·tes·ta·tion

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

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

noun
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Translations
iljetysinhokammo

detestation

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

nAbscheu m (→ of vor +dat)
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detestation

[ˌdiːtɛsˈteɪʃn] nodio, avversione f
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References in classic literature ?
'What is this about husbands and detestations?' inquired the captivating Alfred.
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. They cordially hated them; but the impulses of their resentment were neutralized by their dread of the floating batteries, which lay with their fatal tubes ostentatiously pointed, not at fortifications and redoubts, but at a handful of bamboo sheds, sheltered in a grove of cocoanuts!