detestableness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being detestable; extreme hatefulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being detestable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being detestable.

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Examples

  • It is not up to you, O non-scumbag Republican, to be responsible for their hate-mongering, lie-spreading, and all-around ultra-detestableness, which is a word my MS Word program seems to think actually exists.

    Ellis Weiner: An Open Letter to Republicans

  • And presently he too was going out into a world of change and wonder, bowed beneath a load of potatoes and patriotic insecurity, that merged at last into a very definite irritation at the weight and want of style of the potatoes and a very clear conception of the entire detestableness of Jessica.

    The War in the Air

  • And presently he too was going out into a world of change and wonder, bowed beneath a load of potatoes and patriotic insecurity, that merged at last into a very definite irritation at the weight and want of style of the potatoes and a very clear conception of the entire detestableness of Jessica.

    The War in the Air

  • Octave de Malivert unites varieties of detestableness in a way which might be interesting if (to speak with only apparent flippancy) it were made so.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • In that fatal list of monarchs one is reduced to apologizing for a Tiberius, who only attained thorough detestableness toward the close of his life; and for a Claudius, who was only eccentric, blundering, and badly advised.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II.

  • This difference between the persons to whom Heaven, according to Orpheus, has granted 'the hour of delight,' [178] and those whom it has condemned to the hour of detestableness, being, as I have just said, of all times and nations, -- it is an interior and more delicate difference which we are examining in the gift of _Christian_, as distinguished from unchristian, song.

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

  • This difference between the persons to whom Heaven, according to Orpheus, has granted "the hour of delight," [67] and those whom it has condemned to the hour of detestableness, being, as I have just said, of all times and nations, -- it is an interior and more delicate difference which we are examining in the gift of _Christian_ as distinguished from unchristian, song.

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • Ho had come to the seat of my residence with the bricklayers and labourers I have mentioned; and, while he took care to keep out of sight so far as related to me, was industrious in disseminating that which, in the eye of the world, seemed to amount to a demonstration of the profligacy and detestableness of my character.

    Caleb Williams Or Things as They Are

  • As to the question of hierarchy, it’s not directly based on the detestableness that I perceive, but the degree it is unwise for impressionable minds to blindly imitate, combined with those ideas that lack a rationally-based rationale so to speak... which, in turn, leads to the “detestableness”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Privacy Law and Ethics Questions:

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