Definition of Deplorable

1. Adjective. Bad; unfortunate. "A sorry state of affairs"

Exact synonyms: Distressing, Lamentable, Pitiful, Sad, Sorry
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Lament, Sadness, Sorriness



2. Adjective. Of very poor quality or condition. "Woeful errors of judgment"
Exact synonyms: Execrable, Miserable, Woeful, Wretched
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Miserableness, Wretchedness

3. Adjective. Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure. "Adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
Exact synonyms: Condemnable, Criminal, Reprehensible, Vicious
Similar to: Wrong
Derivative terms: Reprehend, Reprehensibility

Definition of Deplorable

1. a. Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.

Definition of Deplorable

1. Adjective. Deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad. ¹

2. Adjective. To be felt sorrow for; worthy of compassion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deplorable

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Deplorable

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1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"this outrage is deplorable. It is deplorable for the Peninsula; it is deplorable for Europe; and the Spanish nation now owes the example of an expiatory ..."

2. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"If you have rash friends, moderate their deplorable ardour. If Mr. Hartright returns to England, hold no communication with him. l walk, on a path of my own ..."

3. History of Baptist Indian Missions: Embracing Remarks on the Former and by Isaac McCoy (1840)
"Their deplorable condition. Ordination. Death of a female missionary. Journey to Washington. Bill for the organization of the Indian territory passed by the ..."

4. Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, H. Tetu, Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"... the least sensitive), at all events as to my moral qualities, I am in some considerable measure impressed with a knowledge of my deplorable deficiency. ..."

5. The History of Georgia by Charles Colcock Jones (1883)
"Organized resistance was out of the question, and their lamentable condition was rendered even more deplorable by the enforcement of orders promulgated by ..."

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