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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
References in classic literature ?
The most lamentable tale of disasters, however, that Captain Bonneville had to hear, was from a partisan, whom he had detached in the preceding year, with twenty men, to hunt through the outskirts of the Crow country, and on the tributary streams of the Yellowstone; whence he was to proceed and join him in his winter quarters on Salmon River.
We heard, from one who knew him well (what should be stated in all mention of his lamentable irregularities), that with a single glass of wine his whole nature was reversed, the demon became 'uppermost, and, though none of the usual signs of in
The existence of Society, as you truly say, is threatened by the present lamentable prevalence of Liberal ideas throughout the length and breadth of the land.
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.
She says a wedding is one of the most lamentable spectacles on earth.
There, walking about with a meditative expression, which almost gave nobility to his vulgar head, his shoulders thrown up, his neck stretched out, his lips half open, to give vent to unconnected fragments of incoherent thoughts, he lashed up his courage to the pitch of the undertaking contemplated, whilst within ten paces of him, separated only by a wall, his master was being stifled by anguish which drew from him lamentable cries, thinking no more of the treasures of the earth, or of the joys of Paradise, but much of all the horrors of hell.
This dressing her up so prettily by her mother had apparently been to lamentable purpose.
Incapable of mastering his emotion, he arose, and tearing himself violently from the chamber where he had just found dead him to whom he came to report the news of the death of Porthos, he uttered sobs so heart-rending that the servants, who seemed only to wait for an explosion of grief, answered to it by their lugubrious clamors, and the dogs of the late comte by their lamentable howlings.
This is Hattersley's - every page stuffed full of railing accusations, bitter curses, and lamentable complaints, ending up with swearing that he'll get married himself in revenge: he'll throw himself away on the first old maid that chooses to set her cap at him, - as if I cared what he did with himself.
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.
If I have committed an additional crime, punish me, but if you will allow that ever since the day of my birth my fate has been sad, bitter, and lamentable, then pity me.