detestable

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

adjective

deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR VOCABULARY AS STRONG AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT? TRY THIS QUIZ TO SEE!

It may seem like fun and games but this quiz that uses vocab from popular stories will determine how much you know.
Question 1 of 10
disgruntle

Origin of detestable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM detestable

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for detestable

British Dictionary definitions for detestable

detestable
/ (dɪˈtɛstəbəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of detestable

detestability or detestableness, noundetestably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012