Definition of Detestable

1. Adjective. Offensive to the mind. "The most repulsive character in recent novels"




2. Adjective. Unequivocally detestable. "Consequences odious to those you govern"
Exact synonyms: Abominable, Execrable, Odious
Similar to: Hateful
Derivative terms: Abominate, Odiousness, Odium

Definition of Detestable

1. a. Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.

Definition of Detestable

1. Adjective. Stimulating disgust or detestation; offensive; shocking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detestable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detestable

deterrents
deterrer
deterrers
deterring
deterritorialization
deterritorializations
deters
detersion
detersions
detersive
detersively
detersiveness
detersives
detest
detestability
detestable (current term)
detestableness
detestably
detestation
detestations
detested
detester
detesters
detestest
detesteth
detesting
detests
detext
dethatch
dethatched

Literary usage of Detestable

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"The ABOMINABLE thing excites aversion ; the detestable thing, hatred and revulsion ; the EXECRABLE thing, indignation and horror. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Then again, about 1585, Frey Joäo de S. Thome, a Dominican, appears to have been which is for him so far from being a detestable vice that parents are the ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"[So at present figures the mail who owes his greatness to his country's ruin.] " Among other detestable pretexts fabricated by the infamous rebels to ..."

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