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la·men·ta·ble

 (lə-mĕn′tə-bəl, lăm′ən-)
adj.
Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable. See Synonyms at pathetic.

lam′en·ta·bly adv.

lamentable

(ˈlæməntəbəl)
adj
1. wretched, deplorable, or distressing
2. an archaic word for mournful
ˈlamentableness n
ˈlamentably adv

la•men•ta•ble

(ləˈmɛn tə bəl, ˈlæm ən tə-)

adj.
1. fit to be lamented; regrettable: a lamentable decision.
2. mournful; sorrowful.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
la•men′ta•ble•ness, n.
la•men′ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lamentable - 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"

lamentable

adjective
1. regrettable, distressing, tragic, unfortunate, harrowing, grievous, woeful, deplorable, mournful, sorrowful, gut-wrenching This lamentable state of affairs lasted until 1947.
2. disappointing, poor, miserable, unsatisfactory, mean, low quality, meagre, pitiful, wretched, not much cop (Brit. slang) He admitted he was partly to blame for England's lamentable performance.

lamentable

adjective
Translations

lamentable

[ˈlæməntəbl] ADJlamentable

lamentable

[ˈlæməntəbəl] adjlamentable

lamentable

adjbeklagenswert; piece of workjämmerlich schlecht, erbärmlich

lamentable

[ˈlæməntəbl] adj (performance) → penoso/a; (disregard, waste) → deplorevole
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She says a wedding is one of the most lamentable spectacles on earth.
Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast.
The fingers relaxed, I snatched mine through the hole, hurriedly piled the books up in a pyramid against it, and stopped my ears to exclude the lamentable prayer.
With this lamentable story , and with the humblest apologies for presuming on a slight acquaintance, the Marrables appeared at Combe-Raven, to appeal to the young ladies for a "Lucy," and to the universe for a "Falkland," with the mendicant pertinacity of a family in despair.
Thus roving on In confus'd march forlorn, th' adventrous Bands With shuddring horror pale, and eyes agast View'd first thir lamentable lot, and found No rest: through many a dark and drearie Vaile They pass'd, and many a Region dolorous, O're many a Frozen, many a Fierie Alpe, Rocks, Caves, Lakes, Fens, Bogs, Dens, and shades of death, A Universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Then Fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceiv'd, GORGONS and HYDRA'S, and CHIMERA'S dire.
For various and heinous are the acts of transgression against the rule of our blessed Order in this lamentable history.
My Uncle Bouncer has displayed a lamentable want of discretion for his years;" said Peter reflectively, "but there are two hopeful circumstances.
The general, with his head thrown back, hands extended, gaze fixed, looked silently at this dreadful apparition; then seeking the wall to support him, he glided along close to it until he reached the door, through which he went out backwards, uttering this single mournful, lamentable, distressing cry, -- "Edmond Dantes
Many speakers to the House the other night in the debate on the reduction of armaments seemed to show a most lamentable ignorance of the conditions under which the British Empire maintains its existence.
MY BELOVED BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--Today there took place in this house a most lamentable, a most mysterious, a most unlooked-for occurrence.
An aged widow was crying out in a querulous, lamentable tone for her son, whose affectionate toil had supported her for many a.
my son," quoth King Aegeus, heaving a long sigh, "here is a very lamentable matter in hand