lamentable

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

Definition of lamentable

1 :that is to be regretted or lamented :deplorable
  • the lamentable consequences of the war
2 :expressing grief :mournful
  • a faint and lamentable cry
  • —Walter de la Mare

lamentableness

noun

lamentably

play \lə-ˈmen-tə-blē also ˈla-mən-\ adverb

Examples of lamentable in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of lamentable

15th century


LAMENTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

lamentable

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adjective

Definition of lamentable for English Language Learners

  • : deserving to be criticized or regretted


LAMENTABLE Defined for Kids

lamentable

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

Definition of lamentable for Students

:regrettable
  • a lamentable accident


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