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Definition of Detest

Detest

  1. To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
  2. To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.

Detest Quotations

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck

God knows I detest slavery but it is an existing evil, and we must endure it and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the Constitution.
Millard Fillmore

I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
Nelson Mandela

But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest.
Harry Browne

I really detest movies like 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Pretty Woman' because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it.
Laura Kightlinger
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Detest Translations

detest in German is verabscheuen
detest in Italian is odio, avere in orrore
detest in Norwegian is avsky
detest in Spanish is renegar, aborrecer, detestar
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