What does detest mean?

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  1. (transitive) To dislike intensely; to loathe.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
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Is this the unprincipled pliability I detest in the people I put up with at Rome?
And all the way, most like a brutish beast, he spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest.
I hate launch week because you suddenly detest all of the work that you've put your heart into for months.
Some shoppers detest them intensely, while millions will use them but can't be bothered to claim the benefits.
That was a subcurrent in hippiedom which I cannot entirely detest since I feel its appeal.
As for dried fish, again most West Bengali families I know detest it, but at least for Sylhetis it is a major delicacy.

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