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 for detestable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detestable \De*test"a*ble\, a. [L. detestabilis: cf. F.
     Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very
     odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.
     [1913 Webster]
           Thou hast defiled my sanctuary will all thy detestable
           things, and with all thine abominations. --Ezek. v. 11.
     Syn: Abominable; odious; execrable; abhorred.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, detestable,
             obscene, repugnant, repulsive]
      2: unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of
         prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes";
         "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn:
         abominable, detestable, execrable, odious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "detestable":
     abhorrent, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly,
     below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal,
     contemptible, crude, deplorable, despicable, despiteful, dire,
     disgusting, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fetid,
     filthy, flagrant, forbidding, foul, fulsome, grievous, gross,
     hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid, ignoble, infamous, lamentable,
     loathsome, lousy, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic,
     monstrous, nasty, nauseating, nefarious, noisome, notorious,
     noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive,
     outrageous, pitiable, pitiful, rank, rebarbative, regrettable,
     repellent, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten,
     sad, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shocking,
     shoddy, sickening, sordid, sorry, squalid, stinking, terrible,
     too bad, unclean, unlikable, vile, villainous, woeful, worst,
     worthless, wretched

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