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Strong DislikePlay
Use 'detest' to express a very strong dislike or hatred, stronger than just 'dislike'. SlideShe detests being interrupted when she's speaking.
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Not MildPlay
'Detest' implies a deep emotional response, not just a preference or mild dislike. SlideHe detests violence in any form.
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Actions or TraitsPlay
'Detest' is often used for actions or personality traits, not just people or objects. SlideMany people detest the act of lying.