Detest meaning

dĭ-tĕst
To dislike intensely; hate; abhor.
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To detest is defined as to really dislike or hate someone or something.

When you really, really don't like someone, this is an example of detest.

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To dislike intensely; abhor.
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Origin of detest

  • French détester from Latin dētestārī to curse dē- de- testārī to invoke (from testis witness trei- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French detester, from Latin detestari (“to imprecate evil while calling the gods to witness", "denounce", "hate intensely”), from de- + testari (“to testify, bear witness”), from testis (“a witness”); see test, testify.

    From Wiktionary