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Detestable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    detestable adj
  1. 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" [syn: abhorrent, obscene, repugnant, repulsive]
  2. unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn: abominable, execrable, odious]
Detestable Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Detestable \De*test"a*ble\, a. [L. detestabilis: cf. F. d['e]testable.] Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices. Thou hast defiled my sanctuary will all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations. --Ezek. v. 11. Syn: Abominable; odious; execrable; abhorred.
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    • Everything that's detestable about Washington and Hollywood rolled into one terrible video
      There are more unkind things to be said about Hollywood and Washington than we care to list. Thriving on corruption, sleazy backhanded deals and dishonest tactics, both play host to hordes of navel gazers who struggle like Atlas to shoulder the weight of comically inflated egos. Read more on this news related to 'Detestable'
    • Life-long lessons from my dad’s ‘Summer School’
      By David Manzo I loved working with my dad, but I hated a summer job he gave me. He owned a small butcher shop. At his store the last person hired— “the new guy”— got the worst jobs and the boss’s son was not exempt. The operation had changed from when he first started. Refrigeration and stainless steel had replaced ice blocks and sawdust. There remained Read more on this news related to 'Detestable'

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