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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detestable  \De*test"a*ble\,  a.  [L.  detestabilis:  cf  F. 
  d['e]testable.] 
  Worthy  of  being  detested;  abominable;  extremely  hateful;  very 
  odious;  deserving  abhorrence;  as  detestable  vices. 
 
  Thou  hast  defiled  my  sanctuary  will  all  thy  detestable 
  things  and  with  all  thine  abominations.  --Ezek.  v.  11. 
 
  Syn:  Abominable;  odious;  execrable;  abhorred. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detestable 
  adj  1:  offensive  to  the  mind;  "an  abhorrent  deed";  "the  obscene 
  massacre  at  Wounded  Knee";  "morally  repugnant 
  customs";  "repulsive  behavior";  "the  most  repulsive 
  character  in  recent  novels"  [syn:  {abhorrent},  {obscene}, 
  {repugnant},  {repulsive}] 
  2:  unequivocally  detestable;  "abominable  treatment  of 
  prisoners";  "detestable  vices";  "execrable  crimes"; 
  "consequences  odious  to  those  you  govern"-  Edmund  Burke 
  [syn:  {abominable},  {execrable},  {odious}] 




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