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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detest  \De*test"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Detested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Detesting}.]  [L.  detestare  detestatum  and  detestari  to 
  curse  while  calling  a  deity  to  witness,  to  execrate,  detest; 
  de  +  testari  to  be  a  witness,  testify,  testis  a  witness:  cf 
  F.  d['e]tester.  See  {Testify}.] 
  1.  To  witness  against;  to  denounce;  to  condemn.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  heresy  of  Nestorius  .  .  .  was  detested  in  the 
  Eastern  churches.  --Fuller. 
 
  God  hath  detested  them  with  his  own  mouth.  --Bale. 
 
  2.  To  hate  intensely;  to  abhor;  to  abominate;  to  loathe;  as 
  we  detest  what  is  contemptible  or  evil. 
 
  Who  dares  think  one  thing  and  another  tell  My 
  heart  detests  him  as  the  gates  of  hell.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  abhor;  abominate;  execrate.  See  {Hate}. 




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