What does lamentable mean?

Definitions for lamentableləˈmɛn tə bəl, ˈlæm ən tə-

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

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. Keith Vaz:

    Europe’s efforts to address this colossal refugee crisis have been lamentable, the atrocious conditions in migrant camps within and on the borders of the richest countries on earth is a source of shame.

  5. 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.

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