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detest

verb [T not continuous] uk   /dɪˈtest/ us  
to hate someone or something very much: I detest any kind of cruelty. [+ -ing verb] I detest having to get up when it's dark outside. her detested older brotherNot liking
detestation
noun [U] uk   /ˌdiː.tesˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of detest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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