(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. hateful, offensive, execrable, abhorrent; see offensive 2 .
See Synonym Study at offensive .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
hateful, despicable, loathsome, abhorrent, abominable, sickening, execrable, revolting, obnoxious, beastly, disgusting, contemptible.
ANT.: admirable, likable
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective So objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation: abhorrent, abominable, antipathetic, contemptible, despicable, despisable, disgusting, filthy, foul, infamous, loathsome, lousy, low, mean2, nasty, nefarious, obnoxious, odious, repugnant, rotten, shabby, vile, wretched. See GOOD.

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  • détestable — DÉTESTABLE. adj. des 2 g. Exécrable, qui doit être détesté. Il se dit Des personnes et des choses. Un crime détestable. Le plus détestable de tous les crimes. La seule pensée en est détestable. Il a des maximes, des opinions détestables. C est un …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • detestable — Detestable. adj. v. Execrable, qui doit estre detesté. Un crime detestable. le plus detestable de tous les crimes. la seule pensée en est detestable. il a des maximes detestables. il tient des opinions detestables. c est un homme detestable.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • detestable — adjetivo 1. Que merece ser aborrecido o detestado, o que produce una pésima impresión: Tiene un gusto detestable para la ropa. Ahí la comida es detestable. Inés tiene un carácter detestable. Tu actitud me parece detestable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Detestable — De*test a*ble, a. [L. detestabilis: cf. F. d[ e]testable.] Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices. [1913 Webster] Thou hast defiled my sanctuary will all thy detestable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detestable — early 15c., from M.Fr. détestable (14c.), from L. detestabilis execrable, abominable, from detestari (see DETEST (Cf. detest)). Related: Detestably …   Etymology dictionary

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  • detestable — et abominable, Detestabilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • detestable — (Del lat. detestabĭlis). adj. Abominable, execrable, aborrecible, pésimo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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