Definition of Detestation

1. Noun. Hate coupled with disgust.

Exact synonyms: Abhorrence, Abomination, Execration, Loathing, Odium
Generic synonyms: Disgust, Hate, Hatred
Derivative terms: Abhor, Abhorrent, Abominate, Detest, Execrate, Loathe, Odious



Definition of Detestation

1. n. The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing.

Definition of Detestation

1. Noun. Hate coupled with disgust; abhorrence. ¹

2. Noun. Something detested. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detestation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Detestation

1. The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing. "We are heartily agreed in our detestation of civil war." (Burke) Origin: L. Detestatio: cf. F. Detestation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detestation

deterring
deterritorialization
deterritorializations
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detersives
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detestability
detestable
detestableness
detestably
detestation (current term)
detestations
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dethatch
dethatched
dethatcher
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Literary usage of Detestation

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1. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1906)
"It is easy therefore to understand the detestation felt for ... In the same year the familiars alleged that the detestation in which they were held led them ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(8) Their attach ment to the law of Moses was equal to their detestation of foreign religions. The current of zeal and devotion, as it was contracted into a ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"The nations thus habituated to the most savage cruelty, moreover, regarded the propagation of heresy with peculiar detestation, as not merely a sin, ..."

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