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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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