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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Detest

DETEST, verb transitive [Latin , to affirm or bear witness. The primary sense of testor is to set, throw or thrust. To detest is to thrust away.] To abhor; to abominate; to hate extremely; as, to detest crimes or meanness.