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Synonyms for detestable
dɪˈtɛs tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive(adj)

    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, odious(adj)

    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. detestable(a.)

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

  2. detestable(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detestable(a)

    Synonyms:
    abominable, loathsome, execrable, abhorrent

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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. 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.

  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. Francis de Sales:

    Marital intercourse is certainly holy, lawful and praiseworthy in itself and profitable to society, yet in certain circumstances it can prove dangerous, as when through excess the soul is made sick with venial sin, or through the violation and perversion of its primary end, killed by mortal sin; such perversion, detestable in proportion to its departure from the true order, being always mortal sin, for it is never lawful to exclude the primary end of marriage which is the procreation of children.

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