- 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
Related Words for deplorablyseverely, sorely, badly, very, intensely, acutely, grievously, gravely, decidedly, quite, deplorably, distressingly, menacingly, perilously, precariously, regrettably, threateningly, inadequately, imperfectly, wretchedly
Examples from the Web for deplorably
Historical Examples of 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