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detest

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈtest/
to hate someone or something very much: They used to be friends, but now they absolutely detest each other.Not liking
Translations of “detest”
in Korean 혐오하다…
in Arabic يَمْقُت, يُبْغِض…
in French détester…
in Turkish iğrenmek, tiksinmek, nefret etmek…
in Italian detestare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憎恨,厭惡,討厭…
in Russian ненавидеть…
in Polish nie cierpieć, nienawidzić…
in Spanish detestar, odiar…
in Portuguese detestar…
in German verabscheuen…
in Catalan detestar…
in Japanese (人、物)を憎む…
in Chinese (Simplified) 憎恨,厌恶,讨厌…
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