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detest

[dih-test] /dɪˈtɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to feel abhorrence of; hate; dislike intensely.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Middle French detester < Latin dētestārī to call down a curse upon, loathe, equivalent to dē- de- + testārī to bear witness; see testate
Related forms
detester, noun
undetested, adjective
undetesting, adjective
Synonyms
abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate, despise. See hate.
Antonyms
love, like.
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detest

/dɪˈtɛst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to dislike intensely; loathe
Derived Forms
detester, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dētestārī to curse (while invoking a god as witness), from de- + testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness
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Word Origin and History for de-testing
detest
early 15c., from M.Fr. detester, from L. detestari "express abhorrence for," lit. "denounce with one's testimony," from de- "from, down" + testari "be a witness," from testis "witness" (see testament). Originally also trans., "to curse, to call God to witness and abhor."
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