Origin of detestable
Examples from the Web for detestable
That much of this division falls along racial lines is detestable to me.
Journey to the End of the Night does not offer readers much more than nihilism as a response to a detestable world.The Search for Serious Literary Fiction for Republicans|James McGirk|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The man is well enough, of his kind, but the kind is detestable.'Demos|George Gissing
It's detestable having to quarrel with everybody and never to be good friends with anybody.The Way We Live Now|Anthony Trollope
I reflected on the infatuation of my surviving parent, and the usurpation of the detestable Betty, with horror.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
Horse-racing and gambling, in all their detestable varieties, were the order of the day.The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52|Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Yes, he is a detestable fellow, very different from our seven little friends of the other night.Five Mice in a Mouse-trap|Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for detestable
Word Origin and History for detestable
early 15c., from Middle French détestable (14c.), from Latin detestabilis "execrable, abominable," from detestari (see detest). Related: Detestably.