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de·test

detest

 
 
pronunciation:
dih test
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: detests, detesting, detested
definition: to hate; loathe.
I detest these cocktail parties; everyone is so superficial.He detests being patronized by his wife's snobbish relatives.[verb + gerund ] My grandmother detests it when hospital staff treat her like a child.[verb + it + when + clause ]
synonyms:
abhor, abominate, despise, hate, loathe
antonyms:
adore, love
similar words:
dislike, execrate
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