- The definition of detestable is disgusting, hateful or awful.
An example of something detestable is stabbing a best friend in the back multiple times.
Origin of detestableMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin detestabilis
- de·test′a·bil′i·ty, de·test′a·ble·ness
(comparative more detestable, superlative most detestable)
- Nouns to which "detestable" is often applied: crime, thing, practices, act, character, nature, person, conduct, villain, behavior.
From Middle French détestable.