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Detestable Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
  • 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"

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  • Jason Schwartzman talks 'abrasive' role in 'Listen Up Philip'
    Annie Martin LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Jason Schwartzman portrays a "detestable" writer in "Listen Up Philip," but the actor says he could relate to his character's identity crisis. Read more on this news related to 'Detestable'
  • East Is East is back: being a British Pakistani has changed
    Nearly two decades after it first hit the London stage, Ayub Khan-Din's play has been revived. How have racial stereotypes altered and does the leading character seem any less detestable? On 15 February 1971 Enoch Powell stood up to speak at the Carshalton and Banstead young Conservatives club in Surrey. It was three years since the Tory MP had made his incen Read more on this news related to 'Detestable'

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