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Synonyms for detestable

Synonyms for detestable

Synonyms for detestable

offensive to the mind

unequivocally detestable

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A detestable delight at an approaching downfall, untiring efforts to attain this object, means of seduction no less wicked than the crime itself -- such were the weapons Marguerite employed.
I found him detestable, and as soon as he was out of danger I had no hesitation in telling him so.
Nevertheless, there are to-day in the artistic youth so much life, power, and, so to speak, predestination, that in our schools of architecture in particular, at the present time, the professors, who are detestable, produce, not only unconsciously but even in spite of themselves, excellent pupils; quite the reverse of that potter mentioned by Horace, who dreamed amphorae and produced pots.
Several times she made little darts, as if at last resolved to escape from that detestable street, and faltered and returned like a bird to the weasel.
Instead of letting her take herself off to some other house, as she offered to do when I married, I was fool enough to ask her to live here still, and direct the affairs of the house for me; because, in the first place, I hoped we should spend the greater part of the year, in town, and in the second place, being so young and inexperienced, I was frightened at the idea of having a houseful of servants to manage, and dinners to order, and parties to entertain, and all the rest of it, and I thought she might assist me with her experience; never dreaming she would prove a usurper, a tyrant, an incubus, a spy, and everything else that's detestable.
Is there no risk of having it filched by that detestable Jacob?
I have heard you and that detestable Jacob, as you call him, so often talk about what is the soil best fitted for growing tulips, that I know it as well as the first gardener of Haarlem.
The worst curse of human life,' the voice said, 'is the detestable necessity of taking exercise.
When the young Prince saw this, his grief at being thus confined burst out afresh, and, standing near the lion, he said: "O you most detestable of animals
is more detestable than blackmailing, precisely as the business of a
Wretch that I was to harbour that detestable idea for a moment
She was blameless, of course, but he was detestable beyond all count.
where superiority of birth breaks out; in which case, we should not think it very improperly applied by any husband whatever, if the application was not in itself so base, that, like certain applications of the physical kind which need not be mentioned, it so much degrades and contaminates the hand employed in it, that no gentleman should endure the thought of anything so low and detestable.
He said the anti-Islamic and anti-Arab slogans sprayed on the mosque's walls were the starkest evidence of "this detestable policy by this entity and that the recurrence of those attacks clearly pointed to the existence of such policy.
Part of that process is no doubt served by making the entire prison experience so detestable that no one would want to spend any extra time inside.