The definition of detestable is disgusting, hateful or awful.
An example of something detestable is stabbing a best friend in the back multiple times.
that is or should be detested; hateful; execrable; odious
Origin of detestableMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin detestabilis
Inspiring or deserving abhorrence or scorn. See Synonyms at hateful.
- 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.
OriginSee also: détestable
From Middle French détestable.