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detestable adj
1 offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels" [syn: abhorrent, obscene, repugnant, repulsive]
2 unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn: abominable, execrable, odious]

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Adjective

  1. Stimulating disgust or detestation; offensive; shocking.

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