Origin of detestFrench détester from Classical Latin detestari, to curse by calling the gods to witness, execrate, detest from de-, down + testari, to witness from testis, a witness: see testify
This girl detests broccoli.
When you really, really don't like someone, this is an example of detest.
transitive verbde·test·ed, de·test·ing, de·tests
Origin of detestFrench détester from Latin dētestārī to curse dē- de- testārī to invoke ( from testis witness ; see trei- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present detests, present participle detesting, simple past and past participle detested)
- This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing).
- Do you prefer infrequent shampoos but detest oily hair?
- While it is easy to understand why students would detest the implementation of school uniforms on campus, many people might be surprised to learn that some parents and teachers are against school uniforms as well.
- Sincerity and honesty go hand in hand for Scorpios; they will literally detest you if they find even a whiff of dishonesty about you.
- You know how the children at the Institution detest it.
- Though I detest getting back to a city, business calls and I respond.