lamentable

[ luh-men-tuh-buh l, lam-uh n-tuh- ]
/ ləˈmɛn tə bəl, ˈlæm ən tə- /

adjective

that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate: a lamentable decision.
Rare. mournful.

Origin of lamentable

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin lāmentābilis, equivalent to lāmentā(rī) (see lament) + -bilis -ble

Related forms

la·men·ta·ble·ness, nounla·men·ta·bly, adverbun·lam·en·ta·ble, adjective
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lamentable

/ (ˈlæməntəbəl) /

adjective

wretched, deplorable, or distressing
an archaic word for mournful

Derived Forms

lamentableness, nounlamentably, adverb
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