detestation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French détestation.

Noun[edit]

detestation (plural detestations)

  1. Hate coupled with disgust; abhorrence.
  2. Something detested.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “… No rogue e’er felt the halter draw, with a good opinion of the law, and perhaps my own detestation of the law arises from my having frequently broken it. …”

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