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detestation

[ dee-te-stey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdi tɛˈsteɪ ʃən /
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noun
abhorrence; hatred.
a person or thing detested.
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Origin of detestation

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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British Dictionary definitions for detestation

detestation
/ (ˌdiːtɛsˈteɪʃən) /

noun
intense hatred; abhorrence
a person or thing that is detested
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