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detestation

[dee-te-stey-shuh n] /ˌdi tɛˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
abhorrence; hatred.
2.
a person or thing detested.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin dētestātiōn- (stem of dētestātiō), equivalent to dētestāt(us) (past participle of dētestārī to detest; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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  • He was clear about his detestation of symbols and allegories.
  • She felt almost overwhelmed by detestation of the interloper.
  • Thirdly, that they are never set forth as the objects of ridicule, but detestation.
British Dictionary definitions for detestation

detestation

/ˌdiːtɛsˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
intense hatred; abhorrence
2.
a person or thing that is detested
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Word Origin and History for detestation
n.

mid-15c., from French détestation (14c.), from Latin detestationem (nominative detestatio) "execration, detestation," from past participle stem of detestari (see detest).

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