Definition of detestable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈtestəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtestəbl//
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that deserves to be hated All terrorist crime is detestable, whoever the victims. ‘You’re detestable!’ she said, shaking. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin detestabilis, from the verb detestari, from de- ‘down’ + testari ‘witness, call upon to witness’.
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