Definitions for lamentableləˈmɛn tə bəl, ˈlæm ən tə-

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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"


  1. lamentable(Adjective)

    Causing sorrow, distress or regret; deplorable, pitiful or distressing.

  2. Origin: From lamentabilis, from lamentor, from lamenta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lamentable(adj)

    mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance

  2. Lamentable(adj)

    fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error

  3. Lamentable(adj)

    miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense

  4. Origin: [L. lamentabilis: cf. F. lamentable.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lamentable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lamentable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Santayana:

    Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

  2. George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, ch. 10:

    Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

  3. Lot Chakonza:

    There are those bad practices, that reveal the mostsacred of our human nature,and such practices, as i have already implied,ar e so unsound and lamentable as not to be admitted.

  4. Jorge Burgos:

    While attempting to unblock the road, in keeping with the laws that pertain to a public way, a lamentable situation occurred...that is being investigated by the local prosecutor's office, the circumstances that led to guns being used need to be investigated.

  5. Sir Winston Churchill, 1940, in his first address as the newly appointed Prime Minister.:

    .... You ask, What is our policy? I will say; "It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy." You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

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