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detestable
used in Romeo and Juliet

2 uses
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Definition
deserving intense dislike
  •   [speaking to the tomb that holds Juliet]
      Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death,
      Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth,
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — A churchyard; in it a Monument.... (15% in)
detestable = hated or horrible

(editor's note:  In this context, maw is a synonym for mouth.)
  • Most detestable death, by thee beguil'd,
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Juliet's Chamber; Juliet on the bed (42% in)
detestable = hated

(editor's note:  In this context, beguiled is a synonym for tricked or deceived.)
There are no more uses of "detestable" in Romeo and Juliet.

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