poor/sad/sorry excuse for

Definition of poor/sad/sorry excuse for

  1. :  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

  1. :  lacking material possessions

    :  of, relating to, or characterized by poverty

    :  less than adequate :  meager

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

    :  causing or associated with grief or unhappiness :  depressing

    :  regrettable, deplorable

  1. :  feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence

    :  mournful, sad

    :  inspiring sorrow, pity, scorn, or ridicule

  1. :  to make apology for

    :  to try to remove blame from

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

  1. :  the act of excusing

    :  something offered as justification or as grounds for being excused

    :  an expression of regret for failure to do something

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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