[dih-plawr-uh-buh l, -plohr-]
- causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable: the deplorable death of a friend.
- causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapproval; wretched; very bad: This room is in deplorable order. You have deplorable manners!
Origin of deplorable
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Examples from the Web for deplorably
Running at a low level, the waters of that stream were deplorably dirty.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
I was drunk, deplorably drunk, and I was bound for the Tivoli.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
He was not only innocent, but deplorably—I might even say guiltily—innocent.The Way of All Flesh
How deplorably short-sighted are the wise ones of your world.Mizora: A Prophecy
Mary E. Bradley
We hasten to assert that in our case the imputation is deplorably incorrect.
- lamentablea deplorable lack of taste
- worthy of censure or reproach; very baddeplorable behaviour
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Word Origin and History for deplorably
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