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Pronunciation:  di'testubul

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  1. [adj]  unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
  2. [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"

DETESTABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: abhorrent, abominable, execrable, hateful, obscene, odious, offensive, repugnant, repulsive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*test"a*ble\, a. [L. detestabilis: cf. F.
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.

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