de|test´a|ble|ness

de|test´a|ble|ness
de|test|a|ble «dih TEHS tuh buhl», adjective.
deserving to be detested; hateful: »

Murder is a detestable crime.

SYNONYM(S): abhorrent, loathsome, abominable, execrable, odious, vile.
de|test´a|ble|ness, noun.

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  • de|test|a|ble — «dih TEHS tuh buhl», adjective. deserving to be detested; hateful: »Murder is a detestable crime. SYNONYM(S): abhorrent, loathsome, abominable, execrable, odious, vile. –de|test´a|ble|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ac|cept´a|ble|ness — ac|cept|a|ble «ak SEHP tuh buhl», adjective. 1. likely to be gladly received or accepted; agreeable: »Flowers are an acceptable gift to a sick person. SYNONYM(S): pleasing, welcome. 2. a) good enough; satisfactory: »The singer gave an acceptable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for´mi|da|ble|ness — for|mi|da|ble «FR muh duh buhl, fr MIHD uh », adjective. hard to overcome; hard to deal with; to be dreaded: »a formidable opponent. A long examination is more formidable than a short test. ╂[< Latin formīdābilis < formīdāre dread <… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • ble — ab·di·ca·ble; abom·i·na·ble; abus·a·ble; ac·ces·si·ble; ac·com·mo·da·ble; ac·cost·a·ble; ac·cu·mu·la·ble; ac·cus·a·ble; ace·to·sol·u·ble; achie·va·ble; acid·i·fi·a·ble; ac·knowl·edge·a·ble; act·a·ble; ac·ti·va·ble; ac·tu·al·iz·a·ble; add·a·ble;… …   English syllables

  • test — at·test·a·ble; at·test·ant; at·test·er; bio·test; con·test·able; con·test·ee; de·test; de·test·able; in·con·test·abil·i·ty; in·con·test·able; in·con·test·a·bly; li·tis·con·test; ob·test; pro·test·er; re·test; test·abil·i·ty; test; test·ee;… …   English syllables

  • ac|cept|a|ble — «ak SEHP tuh buhl», adjective. 1. likely to be gladly received or accepted; agreeable: »Flowers are an acceptable gift to a sick person. SYNONYM(S): pleasing, welcome. 2. a) good enough; satisfactory: »The singer gave an acceptable performance… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|mi|da|ble — «FR muh duh buhl, fr MIHD uh », adjective. hard to overcome; hard to deal with; to be dreaded: »a formidable opponent. A long examination is more formidable than a short test. ╂[< Latin formīdābilis < formīdāre dread < formīdō terror,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • detestable — de•test•a•ble [[t]dɪˈtɛs tə bəl[/t]] adj. deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < MF < L de•test a•bil′i•ty, de•test′a•ble•ness, n. de•test′a•bly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • Incontestable — In con*test a*ble, a. [Pref. in not + contestable: cf. F. incontestable.] Not contestable; not to be disputed; that cannot be called in question or controverted; incontrovertible; indisputable; as, incontestable evidence, truth, or facts. Locke.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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