lamentably


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Related to lamentably: tremulously, tempestuously, paternalistically

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.lamentably - in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"
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lamentably

[ˈlæməntəblɪ] ADVlamentablemente
there is, lamentably, nothing we can dolamentablemente, no podemos hacer nada
to fail lamentably to do sthfracasar estrepitosamente or de manera lamentable en el intento de hacer algo
there are still lamentably few women surgeonses de lamentar or es lamentable que todavía existan muy pocas cirujanas

lamentably

[ˈlæməntəbli] adv [fail] → lamentablement
They have failed lamentably → Ils ont échoué lamentablement.
lamentably few
There are still lamentably few women surgeons → Les chirurgiennes sont toujours en nombre lamentablement peu élevé., C'est lamentable que le nombre de chirurgiennes soit toujours aussi faible.

lamentably

adverbärmlich, beklagenswert; he failed lamentablyer scheiterte kläglich; lamentably, this idea is not practicablebedauerlicherweise lässt sich diese Idee nicht verwirklichen; she was lamentably ignorant of politicses war traurig or zum Weinen, wie wenig sie von Politik wusste; the level of their commitment is lamentably lowes ist jämmerlich, wie wenig sie sich engagieren; there are lamentably few female surgeonses gibt immer noch beklagenswert wenige Chirurginnen

lamentably

[ˈlæməntəblɪ] advdeplorevolmente
we are lamentably short of good staff → purtroppo siamo veramente a corto di personale in gamba
References in classic literature ?
The distinguishing mark of the hens was a crest of lamentably scanty growth, in these latter days, but so oddly and wickedly analogous to Hepzibah's turban, that Phoebe--to the poignant distress of her conscience, but inevitably --was led to fancy a general resemblance betwixt these forlorn bipeds and her respectable relative.
Whatever objection you may personally feel to renewing the efforts for the rescue of this miserable girl which failed so lamentably at York, I entreat you, for Norah's sake, to take the same steps now which we took then.
He will think that in the scene with the Major-General I acted with lamentably little spirit, and that generally my friend Alastor would have proved infinitely more worthy of the situation.
And just then there came a knock and a scurrying; the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill, appeared upon the scene; and the party, taken FLAGRANTE DELICTO, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear as witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener, Colette.
How comes it that you are so lamentably less valiant now that you are on your own ground, face to face with the suitors in your own house?
A fat-tailed sheep, who did not want to die, bleated lamentably at my tent-door.
As I purposed to make a considerable stay here, it gratified me to learn that there is no longer the want of harmony between the town's-people and pilgrims, which impelled the former to such lamentably mistaken measures as the persecution of Christian and the fiery martyrdom of Faithful.
He felt inclined to be communicative with this silent man, who possessed so obviously all the good masculine qualities in which Katharine now seemed lamentably deficient.
The nobility and gentry, and public in general, for whose accommodation these tenements were designed, lay, here and there, in baskets, staring straight up at the ceiling; but, in denoting their degrees in society, and confining them to their respective stations (which experience shows to be lamentably difficult in real life), the makers of these Dolls had far improved on Nature, who is often froward and perverse; for, they, not resting on such arbitrary marks as satin, cotton-print, and bits of rag, had superadded striking personal differences which allowed of no mistake.
Some of them howled lamentably at times, and every little while, as if it were all that remained for them to do in their narrow cells, all of them would break out into barking.
But while admiring my neighbour, I don't think I shall ever try to follow in her steps, my talents not being of the energetic and organising variety, but rather of that order which makes their owner almost lamentably prone to take up a volume of poetry and wander out to where the kingcups grow, and, sitting on a willow trunk beside a little stream, forget the very existence of everything but green pastures and still waters, and the glad blowing of the wind across the joyous fields.
I never before met with any lady of her rank and station who was so lamentably narrow-minded on the subject of foreigners.