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1. treated with contempt;
[syn: despised, detested, hated, scorned]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Detest \De*test"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detested; p. pr. & vb. n. Detesting.] [L. detestare, detestatum, and detestari, to curse while calling a deity to witness, to execrate, detest; de + testari to be a witness, testify, testis a witness: cf. F. d['e]tester. See Testify.] 1. To witness against; to denounce; to condemn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The heresy of Nestorius . . . was detested in the Eastern churches. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] God hath detested them with his own mouth. --Bale. [1913 Webster] 2. To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil. [1913 Webster] Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell. --Pope. Syn: To abhor; abominate; execrate. See Hate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

detested adj 1: treated with contempt [syn: despised, detested, hated, scorned]