Origin of lamentable
Related Words for lamentabledistressing, unsatisfactory, wretched, pitiful, grievous, unfortunate, calamitous, sad, lousy, tragic, dire, woeful, deplorable, grim, awful, bad, dirty, doleful, dolorous, heartbreaking
Examples from the Web for lamentable
Contemporary Examples of lamentable
I find it lamentable that Peter has compromised his journalistic integrity through such false claims.Peter Beinart’s Bias Against Me, Cory Booker, and Israel
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
June 14, 2013
The very fact Gen. Forest's name is still on a park in the 21st century in a city such as Memphis is lamentable.Enough With This 'Lost Cause' Nonsense
February 19, 2013
I am actually—hold on to your hats—going to South Carolina, of all lamentable places, on a vacation soon.Go Form Your Own Country, Part II
January 30, 2013
It would be lamentable indeed if such prudery moved us to a two-tiered, gender-segregated system of medical care.Randy Cohen’s Three Favorite Ethicist Columns
October 9, 2012
Newt Gingrich faults big government for the lamentable absence of manned stations on the moon.Has the GOP Lost Its Mind?
June 14, 2011
Historical Examples of lamentable
One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sashcloth and axes.The Devil's Dictionary
Had he—Page—come by chance on a secret,—dramatic and lamentable!The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
There was a man with tongue of wood Who essayed to sing, And in truth it was lamentable.War is Kind
The two figures, of a muddy grey in tint, stood out, lamentable.
It's hideous, it's lamentable and grotesque; you'll end by seeing so yourself.
- wretched, deplorable, or distressing
- an archaic word for mournful
c.1400, from Middle French lamentable and directly from Latin lamentabilis "full of sorrow, mournful, lamentable," from lamentari "to lament" (see lamentation). Related: Lamentably.