They detest the Republican Party almost as much as the Democratic Party.
It stands, in short, for everything a leftist should detest.
In a Fox News survey, and that network knows its Republicans, they dislike her as thoroughly as they detest Obama.
If anyone were to detest that piece of cloth, it would be me.
Let me be clear: I detest Hamas, as much for what it does to Palestinians as for what it does to Israelis.
He dislikes me now, when we are married it will be worse, a year hence he will detest me altogether and tell you so, perhaps.'
Who cannot flatter, and detest who can, Tremble before a noble serving-man?
It is beastly to be indebted for a favor to a man you detest.
Exactly: I shall be late; and there's nothing I detest so much as being late.
She must have beauty of figure as well as of face, as I detest our dumpy type of German women.
early 15c., "to curse, to call God to witness and abhor," from Middle French détester, from Latin detestari "to curse, execrate, abominate, express abhorrence for," literally "denounce with one's testimony," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + testari "be a witness," from testis "witness" (see testament). Related: Detested; detesting.