What does deplorable mean?

Definitions for deplorabledɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deplorable.

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

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Foley:

    The communication was deplorable.

  2. Dave Prentiss:

    It was really in deplorable shape.

  3. Jagdish Bhagwati:

    TPP is a model of such behavior and deplorable architecture.

  4. Jagdish Bhagwati:

    TPP is a model of such behaviour and deplorable architecture.

  5. Rima Kamal:

    This incidence comes on top of many security incidents we have had, and it is deplorable.

Images & Illustrations of deplorable

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