deplorable

[ dih-plawr-uh-buhl, -plohr- ]
/ dɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr- /

adjective

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!

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Origin of deplorable

1605–15; <French déplorable<Middle French, equivalent to deplor(er) (see deplore) + -able-able

OTHER WORDS FROM deplorable

de·plor·a·ble·ness, de·plor·a·bil·i·ty, nounde·plor·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for deplorable

deplorable
/ (dɪˈplɔːrəbəl) /

adjective

lamentablea deplorable lack of taste
worthy of censure or reproach; very baddeplorable behaviour

Derived forms of deplorable

deplorableness or deplorability, noundeplorably, adverb
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