adjective \di-ˈplr-ə-bəl\

: very bad in a way that causes shock, fear, or disgust : deserving to be deplored

Full Definition of DEPLORABLE

:  lamentable <a deplorable death>
:  deserving censure or contempt :  wretched <deplorable living conditions>
de·plor·able·ness noun
de·plor·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DEPLORABLE

  1. <we will not tolerate such deplorable behavior in a house of worship>
  2. <condemned the deplorable conditions in which the family was living>

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