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Deterring
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DETESTABLE, THINGS
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Detester
Detesting
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Detested definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DETESTED, pp. Hated extremely; abhorred.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: treated with contempt [syn: despised, detested, hated, scorned]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.] The heresy of Nestorius . . . was detested in the Eastern churches. --Fuller. God hath detested them with his own mouth. --Bale. 2. To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil. 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.



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