deplorable


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de·plor·a·ble

 (dĭ-plôr′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach: a deplorable act of violence.
2. Lamentable; woeful: My finances were in a deplorable state of neglect.
3. Wretched; bad: deplorable housing conditions in the inner city.

de·plor′a·ble·ness, de·plor′a·bil′i·ty n.
de·plor′a·bly adv.

deplorable

(dɪˈplɔːrəbəl)
adj
1. lamentable: a deplorable lack of taste.
2. worthy of censure or reproach; very bad: deplorable behaviour.
deˈplorableness, deˌploraˈbility n
deˈplorably adv

de•plor•a•ble

(dɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr-)

adj.
1. causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable.
2. worthy of censure or disapproval; wretched; very bad.
[1605–15; < French]
de•plor′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deplorable - bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
2.deplorable - of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
3.deplorable - bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"

deplorable

adjective
1. terrible, distressing, dreadful, sad, unfortunate, disastrous, miserable, dire, melancholy, heartbreaking, grievous, regrettable, lamentable, calamitous, wretched, pitiable Many of them work under deplorable conditions.
terrible great (informal), excellent, brilliant, outstanding, superb, fantastic, marvellous, super (informal), bad (slang), bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), A1 or A-one (informal)

deplorable

adjective
1. Worthy of severe disapproval:
Translations
مُؤْسِف، يُرْثى لَهُ
politováníhodnýubohý
beklageligelendiguacceptabel
hörmulegur, átakanlegur
çok kötüesef verici

deplorable

[dɪˈplɔːrəbl] ADJ
1. (= sad) → lamentable
it would be deplorable ifsería lamentable que + subjun
2. (= disgraceful) → deplorable
it is deplorable thates deplorable que + subjun

deplorable

[dɪˈplɔːrəbəl] adj [state] → déplorable, lamentable; [conditions] → déplorable

deplorable

adj (= dreadful)schrecklich; (= disgraceful)schändlich; this joke is in deplorable tastedieser Witz ist schrecklich geschmacklos; it is deplorable that …es ist eine Schande or unerhört, dass …

deplorable

[dɪˈplɔːrəbl] adj (frm) → deplorevole, lamentevole

deplore

(diˈploː) verb
to express disapproval and regret about (something). We all deplore the actions of murderers.
deˈplorable adjective
very bad. deplorable behaviour.
References in classic literature ?
The question of the Native Tribes had been brought up incidentally in the Commission of the 2nd of June, and had been pressed forward actively by Alexey Alexandrovitch as one admitting of no delay on account of the deplorable condition bf the native tribes.
My interference, innocent as it was,' she wrote, 'has already been productive of such deplorable results, that I cannot and dare not stir any further in the case of Ferrari.
The camp-followers committed deplorable excesses; and, worse still, the soldiers found their way, by a guarded door, into the treasury of the Palace, and loaded themselves with gold and jewels.
Let us allow the deplorable fact to assert itself, once for all, in that manner, and pass on.
I can think of nothing more to guide your decision in our deplorable emergency.
A passing caravan, on its way to Bagdad, told me where he was to be found, and I hurried to his rescue, and brought him in a deplorable condition back to the town.
To my readers in Spaceland the condition of our Women may seem truly deplorable, and so indeed it is.
Why, sir, if my father had been plunged in such deplorable circumstances, I should have thrashed the editor of that vile sheet within an inch of his life.
It is scarcely possible to describe two females of the same class in life who would be less alike, personally, than Elizabeth Temple and the sister of the author who met with the deplorable fate mentioned.
With the Americans, indeed, the crudity and the rottenness are identical and simultaneous; it is impossible to say, as in the conversation of this deplorable young man, which is one and which is the other; they are inextricably mingled.
Meanwhile, it is my duty to tell you that there is one bright side to this otherwise deplorable and shocking document.
Matters were in this unfortunate condition, and the club was threatened with approaching dissolution, when an unexpected circumstance occurred to prevent so deplorable a catastrophe.