Definition of lamentable
- a faint and lamentable cry
- —Walter de la Mare
the lamentable cries of the women for their slain sons were heard throughout the village
it's a lamentable situation, but I don't see how it can be fixed
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aching, agonized, anguished, bemoaning, bewailing, bitter, deploring, doleful, dolorous, funeral, grieving, heartbroken, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, plangent, regretful, rueful, sorrowful, sorry, wailing, weeping, woeful;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, desolate, dismal, dreary, funereal, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), joyless, low, miserable, moody, morbid, morose, pathetic, pessimistic, piteous, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
: deserving to be criticized or regretted
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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