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Synonyms for detestable
dɪˈtɛs tə bəlde·testable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsiveadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    execrable, raunchy, odious, repugnant, repulsive(a), abhorrent, obscene, lewd, abominable, hideous, repulsive, salacious

    Antonyms:
    lovable, loveable, inoffensive

  2. abominable, detestable, execrable, odiousadjective

    unequivocally detestable

    "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

    Synonyms:
    repugnant, terrible, odious, miserable, painful, abominable, unspeakable, awful, atrocious, dreadful, woeful, repulsive, wretched, damnable, obscene, execrable, deplorable, abhorrent

    Antonyms:
    inoffensive, lovable, loveable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detestableadjective

    Synonyms:
    execrable, abominable, odious, hateful, cursed, accursed, abhorred, damnable, shocking

  2. detestableadjective

    Synonyms:
    loathsome, disgusting, sickening, repulsive, offensive, nauseating

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detestableadjective

    Synonyms:
    abominable, loathsome, execrable, abhorrent

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#30977hideous
#43152repulsive
#45237unspeakable
#45987lewd
#47706despicable
#50274atrocious
#51404abominable
#55032deplorable
#55326repugnant
#57592odious
#65966loathsome
#74271abhorrent
#77165woeful
#95076detested
#97969detestable
#101175salacious
#136831damnable
#143060execrable

How to use detestable in a sentence?

  1. George Washington:

    Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.

  2. Primo Levi:

    In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed, and the impurities of impurities in the soil, too, as is known, if it is to be fertile. Dissension, diversity, the grain of salt and mustard are needed: Fascism does not want them, forbids them, and that's why you're not a Fascist; it wants everybody to be the same, and you are not. But immaculate virtue does not exist either, or if it exists it is detestable.

  3. Jim Carafano:

    The problem is, when you buy oil from Venezuela, essentially what you're doing is you're putting dollars in to prop up the economy and more entrench the Maduro regime, and at the same time, the only reason why this regime is existing at all, is on life support, is because of support from the Chinese, the Russians and the Cubans. So you have really the most detestable regime in Latin America that’s basically subsisting on these external actors.

  4. Virginia Woolf:

    Publicity in women is detestable. Anonymity runs in their blood. The desire to be veiled still possesses them. They are not even now as concerned about the health of their fame as men are, and, speaking generally, will pass a tombstone or a signpost without feeling an irresistible desire to cut their names on it.

  5. Herman Melville, Moby Dick:

    Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.


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