Definition of Detested

1. Adjective. Treated with contempt.

Exact synonyms: Despised, Hated, Scorned
Similar to: Unloved



Definition of Detested

1. Verb. (past of detest) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detested

1. detest [v] - See also: detest

Lexicographical Neighbors of Detested

deterritorializations
deters
detersion
detersions
detersive
detersively
detersiveness
detersives
detest
detestability
detestable
detestableness
detestably
detestation
detestations
detested (current term)
detester
detesters
detestest
detesteth
detesting
detests
detext
dethatch
dethatched
dethatcher
dethatchers
dethatches
dethatching
dethaw

Literary usage of Detested

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"He disdained to profess himself the servant of an assembly that detested his person and trembled at his frown ; he issued his commands, where his request ..."

2. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"A slave he was to this potent drug not less abject than Caliban to Pros pero—his detested and yet despotic master. Like Caliban, he frets his very ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Robert Browning openly and avowedly detested parodies. To one who had asked his consent to quote a few lines from two of his popular poems to illustrate ..."

4. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"Their obstinacy must be detested by the wise and virtuous; the inevitable ruin attending it will be unpitied by all, and posterity will execrate their ..."

5. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"barbarous usage by the English in many places towards the Americans should occasion a retaliation, and an imitation of what ought rather to be detested and ..."

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