Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Detestable'
Detestable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- 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]
- unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn: abominable, execrable, odious]
- Detestable \De*test"a*ble\, a. [L. detestabilis: cf. F.
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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