Origin of detestation
Examples from the Web for detestation
Hostility to the non-urban regions includes a detestation of suburbia.
Perhaps his detestation of the Schoolmaster and the Chouette might have something to do with this feeling.The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6|Eugne Sue
This was done on account of the detestation of the wicked business, as much as on account of his friendship for me.The Underground Railroad|William Still
His detestation is vivid, illuminating; it brings the hated man before us.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Protestants are not restrained from injuring each other by the common bond of detestation of the adherents to papacy.Mountain Meditations|L. Lind-af-Hageby
Who then merit the detestation of the Hellenes more justly than you, you who sought their ruin under the mask of honour?The History of the Peloponnesian War|Thucydides
mid-15c., from French détestation (14c.), from Latin detestationem (nominative detestatio) "execration, detestation," from past participle stem of detestari (see detest).