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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.
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Despite his repeated protests that he is exercising restraint in his narration, Head leaves his reader with little to imagine as to 'the deplorableness of his condition who hath neither Monies, Friends, nor Credit and in a place where he is acquainted with neither the people, nor their Language' (p.
Speaking does not relieve the trauma of Caleb's life but works "only by a desire to divert [his] mind from the deplorableness of [his] situation" (3).