Etymology
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detestable (adj.)

"abominable, very odious," early 15c., from Old French detestable (14c.) and from Latin detestabilis "execrable, abominable," from detestari "to curse, execrate, abominate, express abhorrence for," literally "denounce with one's testimony," from de "from, down" (see de-) + testari "be a witness," from testis "witness" (see testament). Related: Detestably; detestableness.

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Definitions of detestable

detestable (adj.)
offensive to the mind;
detestable (adj.)
unequivocally detestable; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke;
detestable vices
Synonyms: abominable / execrable / odious
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