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 Dictionary entry overview: What does detestable mean? 

DETESTABLE (adjective)
  The adjective DETESTABLE has 2 senses:

1. offensive to the mind
2. unequivocally detestable

  Familiarity information: DETESTABLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DETESTABLE (adjective)

Sense 1detestable [BACK TO TOP]


Offensive to the mind


abhorrent; detestable; repugnant; repulsive; obscene

Context examples:

an abhorrent deed / the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee / morally repugnant customs / repulsive behavior / the most repulsive character in recent novels


offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)

Sense 2detestable [BACK TO TOP]


Unequivocally detestable


abominable; odious; detestable; execrable

Context examples:

abominable treatment of prisoners / detestable vices / execrable crimes / consequences odious to those you govern


hateful (evoking or deserving hatred)

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