deplorable

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adjective de·plor·able \di-ˈplȯr-ə-bəl\

Definition of deplorable

  1. 1 :  lamentable <a deplorable death>

  2. 2 :  deserving censure or contempt :  wretched <deplorable living conditions>

deplorableness

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deplorably

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Examples of deplorable in a sentence

  1. <we will not tolerate such deplorable behavior in a house of worship>

  2. <condemned the deplorable conditions in which the family was living>

Origin and Etymology of deplorable

see deplore


First Known Use: 1612


DEPLORABLE Defined for English Language Learners

deplorable

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adjective de·plor·able \di-ˈplȯr-ə-bəl\

Definition of deplorable for English Language Learners

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


DEPLORABLE Defined for Kids

deplorable

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adjective de·plor·able \di-ˈplȯr-ə-bəl\

Definition of deplorable for Students

  1. 1 :  deserving to be deplored :  regrettable <a deplorable mistake>

  2. 2 :  very bad :  wretched



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