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synonyms for detest

  • abhor
  • despise
  • loathe
  • abominate
  • execrate
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • be allergic to
  • dislike intensely
  • down on
  • feel aversion toward
  • feel hostility toward
  • feel repugnance toward
  • have no use for
  • recoil from
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antonyms for detest

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  • admire
  • cherish
  • like
  • love
  • approve
  • adore
  • prize
  • respect
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In 1998, Hodges re-emerged practically from the ether with Croupier, in which Clive Owen gives a sterling performance as a coolly ambitious aspiring writer who, in order to make a living, returns to a line of work he both detests and excels at.
THE 19 MOST UNDERRATED MOVIES ON NETFLIXSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKOCTOBER 26, 2021TIME
Shanghai’s detested social life was forgotten, as were the constant pressures to conform to etiquette, the responsibilities of clandestine activities, and the unnecessary worries about my son … I was no longer afraid.’
THE MOM WHO STOLE THE BLUEPRINTS FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB (THE FREAKONOMICS RADIO BOOK CLUB EP. 11)SARAH LYALLSEPTEMBER 25, 2021FREAKONOMICS
She said she was undaunted and in fact eager to repair the reputation of a much-detested agency essential to the country’s operation.
MARGARET RICHARDSON, IRS COMMISSIONER DURING CLINTON’S FIRST TERM, DIES AT 78ADAM BERNSTEINJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If you detest vegetables and love fruit, you may wonder if you can get your five daily servings from fruit alone.
WHICH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DON’T COUNT TOWARD YOUR ‘5 A DAY’? NEW STUDY HAS ANSWERS.CARA ROSENBLOOMMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Designers detest knobs and buttons cluttering their sleek dashboards.
FORD’S ELECTRIC MUSTANG MACH-E IS AN IMPORTANT LEAP INTO THE FUTUREDAN CARNEYFEBRUARY 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
He can desire and wish only what he judges advantageous for himself; he can not love pain nor detest pleasure.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
And as men of learning are conservative in their sympathies, so they generally are fond of peace and detest war.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
They pay their addresses to the same mistress; but they cordially detest each other.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The leaders mutually despise and detest one another, and universally endeavour to deceive and supplant each other.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
"I detest this voyage to Naples," he wrote to St. Vincent, two days before reaching the port.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DETEST

  • abominate
  • be allergic to
  • be down on
  • be grossed out by
  • despise
  • detest
  • hate
  • have no use for
  • loathe
  • scorn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.