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detest

verb [T not continuous]     /dɪˈtest/
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     /ˌdiː.tesˈteɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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