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Definition of Detestable

Detestable

  1. Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.

Detestable Quotations

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

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
Henry Ward Beecher

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Xun Zi

When a man sees something desirable, he must reflect on the fact that with time it could come to involve what is detestable. When he sees something that is beneficial, he should reflect that sooner or later it, too, could come to involve harm.
Xun Zi

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Richard Steele
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Detestable Translations

detestable in German is verabscheuenswert, abscheulich
detestable in Italian is abominabile
detestable in Norwegian is avskyelig
detestable in Spanish is detestable, abominable
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