Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

lamentable

play
adjective la·men·ta·ble \lə-ˈmen-tə-bəl also ˈla-mən-\

Simple Definition of lamentable

  • : deserving to be criticized or regretted

Full Definition of lamentable

  1. 1 :  that is to be regretted or lamented :  deplorable

  2. 2 :  expressing grief :  mournful

la·men·ta·ble·ness noun
la·men·ta·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of lamentable

  1. <the lamentable cries of the women for their slain sons were heard throughout the village>

  2. <it's a lamentable situation, but I don't see how it can be fixed>



15th Century

First Known Use of lamentable

15th century

Rhymes with lamentable



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lamentable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift duvet pince-nez kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ