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'Detest' is a particularly strong word that means more than to simply dislike somebody or something. It expresses a form of hatred and leaves no doubt as to your feeling towards the subject.
It’s only a matter of time before they get a divorce. They seem to utterly detest each other.
I detested every minute of working in that factory. I only did it to pay the bills.
John wasn’t the person to blame for your accident so there’s no point detesting him for it.