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loathe

verb abhor, be repulsed by, detest, dislike, dislike intensely, harbor hostility toward, harbor ill will tooard, hate, have a strong distaste toward, have animus tooard, have antagonism toward, have antipathy toward, have aversion to, have enmity toward, have ill feeling tooard, have malevolence toward, possess hostility toward
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Artist David Hockney has said he loathes the Labour Government for interfering in his life by introducing the smoking ban.
Throughout "Boston Marriage," Mamet's character Anna loathes the ennui of everyday domestic life.
Alex loathes him instantly, but as with all good love stories, that initial reaction turns to respect and love when she finds out his true nature Burton's diction is precise and her reading is enjoyable.
Melvin loathes his gay artist neighbour Simon Nye (Greg Kinnear), although not as much as he loathes Simon's dog Verdell, which he treats abominably.