In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1detestarodiaraborrecerto detest -ing — detestar / odiar + inf
- I detest ironing — detesto / odio planchar
- The strongest opinion she will offer - during a long conversation peppered with rather gushing remarks about her ‘hugely interesting job’ - is that she detests reality television.
- It is ironic that the general population hates drug dealers, but fears and often detests the police just as much.
- I know you detest them; hate doesn't do justice to how you must feel, but you have to calm down.
- Wodehouse is loved by Indians who loathe Kipling and detest the Raj and all its works.
- I loathe AND detest the game - and that's all it is, kids, just a silly game.
- Frege disliked the move to democracy, and detested it even more as the socialists gained power.
- Some shoppers detest them intensely, while millions will use them but can't be bothered to claim the benefits.
- In short, in a country that detests the very idea of reform, the room for manoeuvre is virtually zero.
- These and similarly insulting fatuities are the language of a politician who detests political generalities, works mostly by innocent intuition and who is celebrated by the masses.
- There is a difference between hating something and detesting it.
- I hate launch week because you suddenly detest all of the work that you've put your heart into for months.
- Today's evangelical right detests that tradition and seeks nothing short of a state-sponsored religion.
- He loves guns, one of you detests them, the other dislikes them.
- We might hate queue jumpers, but we also detest hypocrites and bludgers.
- They loathe tinsel, detest office parties and abhor rum balls of all kinds.
- Having lived for four years in China, he detests any scent of socialism, and the Democrats, with their more generous social spending, fairly reek to him.
- But the really amazing thing is that so many others in the free world not only do not agree but loathe and detest this message and its messengers.
- I truly detest this particular shudder-worthy side of modern town life.
- Now while many people are afraid of mice, they can absolutely hate and detest rats!
- But it also seems that, if you look to those who tend to dislike him, you very quickly find those who positively detest him.
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