Definitions for detestable
dɪˈtɛs tə bəlde·testable
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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"
abominable, detestable, execrable, odiousadjective
"abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
Stimulating disgust or detestation; offensive; shocking.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Hateful; abhorred; abominable; odious.
Etymology: from detest.
Beguil’d, divorc’d, wrong’d, spighted, slain!
Most detestable death. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
He desired him, and the residue of the Scottish nobility, to consider that both armies consisted of Christians, to whom nothing is more detestable than effusion of human blood. John Hayward.
Detestable refers to something that is abhorred, disliked intensely, or is deserving of strong hatred or intense disapproval. It typically describes something or someone considered extremely unpleasant, offensive, or morally repugnant.
worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices
The numerical value of detestable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of detestable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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.
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.
Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
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.
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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