adjective de·test·able \di-ˈtes-tə-bəl, dē-\

: causing or deserving strong dislike : deserving to be detested

Full Definition of DETESTABLE

:  arousing or meriting intense dislike :  abominable
de·test·able·ness noun
de·test·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DETESTABLE

  1. He is a detestable villain.
  2. <the detestable actions of a nasty little man>

First Known Use of DETESTABLE

15th century


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