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Loathing test, said to be complicated (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

distaste

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Here is my best explanation:

'loathing' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'test said to be complicated' is the subsidiary indication.
'to be complicated' indicates an anagram.
'test'+'said'='testsaid'
'testsaid' anagrammed gives 'distaste'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for distaste that I've seen before include "Loathing", "Mild horror", "repugnance", "Repugnance", "Feeling of dislike or aversion", "Mild dislike, aversion", "Is stated (anag.)", "Staidest (anag) - aversion (to)", "Not liking" and "Abhorrence".)

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