What is another word for detestable?

Pronunciation: [dɪtˈɛstəbə͡l] (IPA)

Detestable is a strong word that usually describes something or someone that is disliked or hated intensely. There are several synonyms for detestable, including loathsome, abhorrent, repulsive, odious, revolting, and disgusting. All these words convey a similar sense of disgust and displeasure. Loathsome emphasizes the intense feeling of disgust, while abhorrent emphasizes the sense of moral revulsion. Repulsive denotes something that is extremely unpleasant or offensive, while odious suggests something that is just plain offensive or hateful. Revolting refers to something that repels or turns the stomach or causes a physical reaction. Disgusting is the most general synonym, conveying a strong feeling of displeasure or aversion towards something or someone.

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What are the opposite words for detestable?

Detestable is an adjective used to describe something that is extremely unpleasant or abhorrent. Its antonyms include words like pleasant, agreeable, enjoyable, bearable, and amiable. When used to describe someone's nature or behavior, detestable can be replaced by adjectives like likable, admirable, charming, friendly, or amicable. Synonyms for detestable include words like hateful, loathsome, abominable, contemptible, or repugnant. When looking for the right word to describe something that is detestable, it is important to consider context and choose an appropriate antonym that accurately represents the opposite of the unpleasant attribute.

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Usage examples for Detestable

I should not wonder if it is the work of Dick Hyde-earl or general-as detestable a man as ever crossed my path.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
I have been buying it every day since we came to this detestable place.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
She could always come back, when the detestable French had gone away home, and live with her friend again.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Detestable

  • Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
    Henry Ward Beecher
  • Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
    Charles Bukowski
  • Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
    Karel Capek
  • If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.
    Curt Flood
  • I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so.
    Romain Rolland

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