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Definitions and Synonyms of detestable | Another word for detestable | What is detestable?

Definition 1: unequivocally detestable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where detestable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for detestable in the sense of this definition

(detestable is similar to ...) evoking or deserving hatred

"no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"

Definition 2: offensive to the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where detestable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for detestable in the sense of this definition

(detestable is similar to ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

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