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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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MIRRORED by the yearning to awaken the masses to the set deplorability of the status quo, be it a repercussion of political or social factors, true leadership essentially calls upon for the resurgence of the mental frames and redirection of the cognitive orientation of the masses.
However, the centralized controller architecture in SDN faces such challenges and limitations as scalability, availability, reliability, and deplorability [12].