To regard with extreme dislike and hostility
You know how the children at the Institution detest it.
Though I detest getting back to a city, business calls and I respond.
His capacity to speak German with the king would alone have made Sir Robert detest him.
It was convenient that the old nobility should detest the upstart, and that the commons should imagine him to be the person responsible for the demands for money required for the royal wars.
Do you prefer infrequent shampoos but detest oily hair?