detestable


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de·test·a·ble

 (dĭ-tĕs′tə-bəl)
adj.
Inspiring or deserving abhorrence or scorn. See Synonyms at hateful.

de·test′a·bil′i·ty, de·test′a·ble·ness n.
de·test′a·bly adv.

detestable

(dɪˈtɛstəbəl)
adj
being or deserving to be abhorred or detested; abominable; odious
deˌtestaˈbility, deˈtestableness n
deˈtestably adv

de•test•a•ble

(dɪˈtɛs tə bəl)

adj.
deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin]
de•test`a•bil′i•ty, de•test′a•ble•ness, n.
de•test′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.detestable - offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
2.detestable - unequivocally detestabledetestable - unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly

detestable

adjective hateful, shocking, offensive, disgusting, revolting, obscene, vile, obnoxious, despicable, repulsive, abhorred, heinous, odious, repugnant, loathsome, abominable, accursed, execrable, yucky or yukky (slang) I find their racist attitude detestable.

detestable

adjective
Translations
مَكْروه جِدّاً، مَمْقوت
odpornýohavný
modbydelig
fyrirlitlegur

detestable

[dɪˈtestəbl] ADJdetestable, aborrecible

detestable

[dɪˈtɛstəbəl] adj (= loathsome) → détestable, odieux/euse

detestable

adjwiderwärtig, abscheulich; character alsoverabscheuungswürdig

detestable

[dɪˈtɛstəbl] adjdetestabile

detest

(diˈtest) verb
to hate intensely. I detest cruelty.
deˈtestable adjective
extremely hateful.
References in classic literature ?
If the room had suddenly been flooded with electric light, I couldn't have seen more clearly the detestable bearded countenance that I knew was bending over me.
Kill me if thou wilt, detestable Huron; I will go no further.
He was absolutely, on this occasion, a living, detestable, dangerous presence.
Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
I do not like to make insinuations, but I do think the above statistics darkly suggest that these people over here drink this detestable water "on the sly.
Not unless we can contrive to pay off that detestable mortgage.
What is passable in youth is detestable in later age.
You should hear mama on the chapter of governesses: Mary and I have had, I should think, a dozen at least in our day; half of them detestable and the rest ridiculous, and all incubi--were they not, mama?
Hindley is a detestable substitute - his conduct to Heathcliff is atrocious - H.
I had no consolation in seeing how different she was from this detestable Rufus with the mulberry-coloured great-coat, for I felt that in the very difference between them, in the self-denial of her pure soul and the sordid baseness of his, the greatest danger lay.
What is detestable in a pig, is more detestable in a boy.
I know thee not, nor ever saw till now Sight more detestable then him and thee.