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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

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

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 never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
H. L. Mencken

Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
Noam Chomsky

I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual.
Lord Byron
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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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