lamentable

[ luh-men-tuh-buhl, lam-uhn-tuh- ]
/ ləˈmɛn tə bəl, ˈlæm ən tə- /

adjective

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

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Origin of lamentable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lamentable

la·men·ta·ble·ness, nounla·men·ta·bly, adverbun·lam·en·ta·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lamentable

lamentable
/ (ˈlæməntəbəl) /

adjective

wretched, deplorable, or distressing
an archaic word for mournful

Derived forms of lamentable

lamentableness, nounlamentably, adverb
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