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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 ?
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.
My dear Alicia,--There needed not this last fit of the gout to make me detest Mr.
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.
You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.
'I detest them all!' replied she, shaking her bright ringlets in vivacious scorn.
She would not consent to remain with Edna, for Monsieur Ratignolle was alone, and he detested above all things to be left alone.
"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.
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.
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."