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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Detest as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 9 answers for the crossword clue 'Detest', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Detest a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Detest as an answer itself some 142 times.

Detest is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 with the answer being ABHOR, we also found ABHOR to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Detest'.

  • tested Tested and proved useful or correct; "a tested method"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

The emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

5 Letters

Find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"


(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"

6 Letters

Find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

7 Letters

Look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"

8 Letters

Find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

9 Letters

Offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"

Find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

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