poor/sad/sorry excuse for

Definition of poor/sad/sorry excuse for

:a poor example of
  • He's a sad excuse for a father.
  • This is a poor excuse for a term paper.
  • That pile of junk is a sorry excuse for a car!

Word by Word Definitions

poor play
  1. : lacking material possessions

  2. : of, relating to, or characterized by poverty

  3. : less than adequate : meager

sad play
  1. : affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness : downcast

  2. : causing or associated with grief or unhappiness : depressing

  3. : regrettable, deplorable

sorry play
  1. : feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence

  2. : mournful, sad

  3. : inspiring sorrow, pity, scorn, or ridicule : pitiful

excuse play
  1. : to make apology for

  2. : to try to remove blame from

  3. : to forgive entirely or disregard as of trivial import : regard as excusable

  1. : the act of excusing

  2. : something offered as justification or as grounds for being excused

  3. : an expression of regret for failure to do something


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