Definition of detestable in English:

detestable

Syllabification: de·test·a·ble
Pronunciation: /diˈtestəbəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

detestably

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘We shouldn't have come this far,’ he said quietly, some irrepressible and detestably responsible instinct rising up and taking him by surprise.
  • The woman was detestably sensible, opinionated, and outspoken and her son trusted her reasoning above all things, except, perhaps his own.
  • The thing is, is not cowardly, but profoundly and detestably wicked.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin detestabilis, from the verb detestari (see detest).

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