- 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: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin detestabilis
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- de·testˌa·bilˈi·ty, de·testˈa·ble·ness noun
- de·testˈa·bly adverb