detestable

[dih-tes-tuh-buhl]
adjective
deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin dētestābilis, equivalent to dētest(ārī) to detest + -ābilis -able

detestability, detestableness, noun
detestably, adverb
undetestability, noun
undetestable, adjective
undetestableness, noun
undetestably, adverb


execrable, abhorrent, loathsome, odious, vile.
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detestable (dɪˈtɛstəbəl)
 
adj
being or deserving to be abhorred or detested; abominable; odious
 
detesta'bility
 
n
 
de'testableness
 
n
 
de'testably
 
adv

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detestable
mid-15c., from Fr. détestable (14c.), from L. detestabilis, from detestari (see detest).
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Example sentences
The need to ascribe to others those rather detestable characteristics that one recognizes in oneself--but cannot afford to own.
All of which would be a sad and detestable bit of history, except that it is happening again.
They were detestable actions that resulted in loss of life.
Nothing was ever written more detestable in matter and manner.
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