What does the word detestable mean?

Usage examples for detestable

  1. He was absolutely, on this occasion, a living, detestable, dangerous presence. – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  2. Rose is almost detestable. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. When pose is a deliberate attempt to deceive other people for your own credit, it is detestable. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson