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detestable

[dih-tes-tuh-buh l] /dɪˈtɛs tə bəl/
adjective
1.
deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin dētestābilis, equivalent to dētest(ārī) to detest + -ābilis -able
Related forms
detestability, detestableness, noun
detestably, adverb
undetestability, noun
undetestable, adjective
undetestableness, noun
undetestably, adverb
Synonyms
execrable, abhorrent, loathsome, odious, vile.
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British Dictionary definitions for de-testability

detestable

/dɪˈtɛstəbəl/
adjective
1.
being or deserving to be abhorred or detested; abominable; odious
Derived Forms
detestability, detestableness, noun
detestably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for de-testability

detestable

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French détestable (14c.), from Latin detestabilis "execrable, abominable," from detestari (see detest). Related: Detestably.

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