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1. To witness against; to denounce; to condemn. 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)

Synonym: to abhor, abominate, execrate. See hate.

Origin: 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. Detester. See Testify.

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