detestable

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

Definition of detestable

:arousing or meriting intense dislike :abominable

detestableness

noun

detestably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of detestable in a Sentence

  1. He is a detestable villain.

  2. the detestable actions of a nasty little man

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First Known Use of detestable

15th century


DETESTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

detestable

adjective

Definition of detestable for English Language Learners

  • : causing or deserving strong dislike : deserving to be detested



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