- abhorrence; hatred.
- a person or thing detested.
Origin of detestation
Examples from the Web for detestation
Contemporary Examples of detestation
Hostility to the non-urban regions includes a detestation of suburbia.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
Historical Examples of detestation
For once, the music of her voice was lost in a discordant cry of detestation.Within the Law
It is at about this period that my detestation of Calais knows no bounds.The Uncommercial Traveller
Thirdly, that they are never set forth as the objects of ridicule, but detestation.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1
Detestation of the high is the involuntary homage of the low.A Tale of Two Cities
His detestation of the race increased, while yet every nerve was alert to miss no chance.The Law-Breakers
- intense hatred; abhorrence
- a person or thing that is detested
mid-15c., from French détestation (14c.), from Latin detestationem (nominative detestatio) "execration, detestation," from past participle stem of detestari (see detest).