detestable

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French détestable; surface analysis detest +‎ -able.

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈtɛstəbl̩/
  • Hyphenation: de‧test‧able

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detestable (comparative more detestable, superlative most detestable)

  1. Stimulating disgust or detestation; offensive; shocking.

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  • Nouns to which "detestable" is often applied: crime, thing, practices, act, character, nature, person, conduct, villain, behavior.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dētestābilis.

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detestable (masculine and feminine plural detestables)

  1. detestable

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dētestābilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /detesˈtable/, [d̪e.t̪esˈt̪a.β̞le]

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detestable (plural detestables)

  1. detestable
    • 2015 July 18, “Cómo escribir un artículo”, in El País[1]:
      Los más detestables son los del PP y los "cosmopolitas"; pero paradójicamente esos fachas rinden servicio a la causa, pues "són una fàbrica d'independentistes".
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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