- The definition of detestable is disgusting, hateful or awful.
An example of something detestable is stabbing a best friend in the back multiple times.
detestable definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin detestabilis
detestable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- de·testˌa·bilˈi·ty, de·testˈa·ble·ness noun
- de·testˈa·bly adverb