Definition of detestation:
nuisance, odium, wickedness, abuse, horror, abomination, crime, shame, iniquity, abhorrence, love, plague, repellency, revulsion, bête noire, execration, offense, loathing, annoyance, anathema, revulsion, repellence, bugbear, villainy, curse, condemnation, evil, repugnancy.
He had said repeatedly, that if the King desired to introduce the inquisition into the Netherlands, he would sell all his property and remove to another land; thus declaring with how much contempt and detestation he regarded the said inquisition.- "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
- "Berenice", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- "Linda Condon", Joseph Hergesheimer.