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Definitions for deplorable
dɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr-de·plorable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorryadjective

    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, wretchedadjective

    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, viciousadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. deplorableadjective

    Deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad.

  2. deplorableadjective

    To be felt sorrow for; worthy of compassion.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deplorableadjective

    Etymology: from deploro, Latin.

    This was the deplorable condition to which the king was reduced. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    The bill of all weapons gives the most ghastly and deplorable wounds. William Temple.

    It will be considered in how deplorable a state learning lies in that kingdom. Jonathan Swift, Vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff.

Wikipedia

  1. deplorable

    "Basket of deplorables" is a phrase from a 2016 presidential election campaign speech delivered by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on September 9, 2016, at a campaign fundraising event, which she used to describe half of the supporters of her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying "They're racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic". The next day, she expressed regret for "saying half", while insisting that Trump had deplorably amplified "hateful views and voices". The Trump campaign repeatedly used the phrase against Clinton during and after the 2016 presidential election. Many Trump supporters adopted the "deplorable" moniker for themselves in reappropriation. Some journalists and political analysts questioned whether this incident played a role in the election's outcome. Clinton admitted in her 2017 book What Happened that it was one of the factors for her loss.

ChatGPT

  1. deplorable

    Deplorable refers to something deserving strong condemnation, extremely bad, disgraceful, or unacceptable. It can also mean causing or being subject to grief, regret, or serious disappointment or distress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deplorableadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. dplorable.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deplorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deplorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deplorable in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I’ve spoken a lot in recent days about the deplorable conditions in many of our inner cities, as a father, as a builder, as an American, it offends my sense of right and wrong to see anyone living in such conditions. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage.

  2. Attorney General Kamala Harris:

    Sitting behind a computer, committing what is essentially a cowardly and criminal act will not shield predators from the law or jail. we will continue to be vigilant and investigate and prosecute those who commit these deplorable acts.

  3. Marcel Proust:

    The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.

  4. Todd Starnes:

    Walmart should be ashamed of itself, to advocate a view that not all lives matter is deplorable.

  5. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba:

    Duty without love is deplorable. Duty with love is desirable. Love without duty is Divine.

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