detestable

[ dih-tes-tuh-buhl ]
/ dɪˈtɛs tə bəl /

adjective

deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful.

Origin of detestable

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

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detestable

/ (dɪˈtɛstəbəl) /

adjective

being or deserving to be abhorred or detested; abominable; odious

Derived Forms

detestability or detestableness, noundetestably, adverb
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