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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

I detest politics, to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty.
Benjamin Carson

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 'Jingle Bells,' 'White Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,' and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too.
Richard Dawkins

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