So objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation
" We are not born, but reborn, Christians," and that which when done for idols was detestable is acceptable when done for the martyrs.
Of the detestable Tiptoft he writes that there flowered in.
One Scotsman, bent on vindicating the fame of Scots learning, defied him to the combat in a detestable Latin hexameter: - "Maxime, si to vis, cupio contendere tecum."
Williams private character was detestable: he was cruel, lascivious, greedy of gain, a habitual breaker of oaths and promises, ungrateful and irreligious.
he was a detestable intriguer, and had given his brother just offence by a series of deeds of high-handed violence and by perpetual cavilling.