detestation

[dee-te-stey-shuhn]
noun
1.
abhorrence; hatred.
2.
a person or thing detested.

Origin:
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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detestation (ˌdiːtɛsˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  intense hatred; abhorrence
2.  a person or thing that is detested

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detestation
mid-15c., from Fr. détestation (14c.), from L. detestationem (nom. detestatio), from detestatus, pp. of detestari (see detest).
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Example sentences
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.
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