Detested
Detest De*test", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detesting}.] [L. detestare, detestatum, and detestari, to curse while calling a deity to witness, to execrate, detest; de + testari to be a witness, testify, testis a witness: cf. F. d['e]tester. See {Testify}.] 1. To witness against; to denounce; to condemn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The heresy of Nestorius . . . was detested in the Eastern churches. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

God hath detested them with his own mouth. --Bale. [1913 Webster]

2. To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil. [1913 Webster]

Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell. --Pope.

Syn: To abhor; abominate; execrate. See {Hate}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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