detestation definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- intense dislike or hatred; loathing
- a detested person or thing
Origin: Middle English detestacioun ; from Old French detestation ; from Classical Latin detestatio: see detest
detestation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Strong dislike or hatred; abhorrence.
- One that is detested.