Definitions for deplorabledɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•plor•a•bledɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr-(adj.)

  1. causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable.

  2. worthy of censure or disapproval; wretched; very bad.

Origin of deplorable:

1605–15; < F


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry(adj)

    bad; unfortunate

    "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

  2. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched(adj)

    of very poor quality or condition

    "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

  3. condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious(adj)

    bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

    "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"


  1. deplorable(Adjective)

    Deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad.

  2. deplorable(Adjective)

    To be felt sorrow for; worthy of compassion.

    He is a deplorable boy, frequently being beaten by his parents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deplorable(adj)

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

Translations for deplorable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very bad

deplorable behaviour.

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