Origin of deplorable
Examples from the Web for deplorable
It is too late to help those who were killed by ISIS, but those who escaped and survived are living in deplorable conditions.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas|Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state of childcare in this nation goes from inadequate to deplorable, even as compared to the child care centers of the 1940s.
FCC chairman Michael Powell deemed it “classless, crass and deplorable.”Super Bowl’s ‘Nipplegate’ Fiasco 10 Years Later: The Pop Diva, the Boob, and the Outrage|Marlow Stern|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If reports are correct, Iranian nuclear facilities continue their deplorable habit of suddenly blowing up.
And the worst example is the expensive and deplorable Senate race in Massachusetts.Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren Contest in Massachusetts: Ugliest Senate Race|Matt Latimer|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We both remarked on the deplorable weakness of the cream, and had a good laugh over the method of its manufacture.
The French interests in Spain were left in a most deplorable condition.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
In New York State the efforts of taxpayers to escape this increasing aggression have had a deplorable effect.
Never, not even under the tyranny of Laud, had the condition of the Puritans been so deplorable as at that time.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
His want of sentiment struck me as his one deplorable trait.Dead Men Tell No Tales|E. W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for deplorable
Word Origin and History for deplorable
1610s; see deplore + -able. Perhaps from French déplorable or directly from Late Latin deplorabilis. Johnson (mid-18c.) noted the weakened colloquial use of the word for "very bad." Related: Deplorably.