Synonyms for Detest:

n.

someone can't stand someone/something, bear, deplore. detest (noun)
abhor, abominate, execrate, loathe, despise, deplore, hate.

v.

emotion (verb)
hate.
hate (verb)
abhor, despise, loathe, abominate, hate.
hate; feel disgust toward (verb)
abhor, despise, loathe, abominate, execrate.

Other synonyms:

bear, deplore. execrate. hate
execrate.
Other relevant words:
bear, abhor, execrate, deplore.

Usage examples for detest

  1. He grew to detest them in time, for they came to mean mockery. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. Whereas I like every man I meet- unless I detest him!... – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  3. I detest change, sir; were I a Leaphigher, I would die in my tail! – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper