detested


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.detested - treated with contempt
unloved - not loved
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TWO Blighted Beings, haggard, lachrymose, and detested, met on a blasted heath in the light of a struggling moon.
I detested his pink, bald head, and his yellow whiskers, always soft and glistening.
Cutter had purposely remained childless, with the determination to outlive him and to share his property with her `people,' whom he detested.
Now money-making, as we say, being twofold, it may be applied to two purposes, the service of the house or retail trade; of which the first is necessary and commendable, the other justly censurable; for it has not its origin in [1258b] nature, but by it men gain from each other; for usury is most reasonably detested, as it is increasing our fortune by money itself, and not employing it for the purpose it was originally intended, namely exchange.
She would not consent to remain with Edna, for Monsieur Ratignolle was alone, and he detested above all things to be left alone.
One of these horrors alone she could have borne, but all together were too much for her, and she began to think of a speedy return to the detested school.
Janet loved me for it, just as she detested poor Esther because Esther had said so much shade was unhygienic and had objected to sleeping on a feather bed.
Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu said that the statement of the US President Donald Trump with regard to American Aid to Pakistan was highly detested and irresponsible.
In cartoons and comedy sketches it was often portrayed as the prime example of a food detested by children.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS RUMP MRSA HEW AREA EUAN AKA TSAR DETESTED SALAMI AWE DECAY ASPS LATERAL MOAT I DO EL I TE FLY PATS GRAHAME SMEE SNARE NOT GLAZED GENDARME LULU OWE TOAD ELSE TED SPRY DUAL WEE THINKER Across: 1 Wick, 4 Snags, 7 Rajah, 8 Syria, 9 Evade, 10 Elementary, 14 Impair, 16 Oddity, 17 Headmaster, 22 Equal, 23 Doing, 25 Leeks, 26 Lobby, 27 Span.
They can run, they can grow the most ludicrous beards and assume exotic new identities, but in the end there is no hiding place for the world's most detested war criminals.
And Weir, who played a key role in that Gothenburg win, admitted some of the Dons detested the way Fergie turned them into legends.