[ dih-test ]
/ dɪˈtɛst /
verb (used with object)
to feel abhorrence of; hate; dislike intensely.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"
"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
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Origin of detest
SYNONYMS FOR detest
OTHER WORDS FROM detestde·test·er, nounun·de·test·ed, adjectiveun·de·test·ing, adjective
Words nearby detest
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British Dictionary definitions for detested
/ (dɪˈtɛst) /
(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe
Derived forms of detestdetester, noun
Word Origin for detest
C16: from Latin dētestārī to curse (while invoking a god as witness), from de- + testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness
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