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Lamentable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAM'ENTABLE, a. [L. lamentabilis.]
1. To be lamented; deserving sorrow; as a lamentable declension of morals.
2. Mournful; adapted to awaken grief; as a lamentable tune.
3. Expressing sorrow; as lamentable cries.
4. Miserable; pitiful; low; poor; in a sense rather ludicrous. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. that is to be regretted or lamented ; deplorable 2. expressing grief ; mournful lamentableness noun lamentably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (of an event, fate, condition, character, etc.) deplorable; regrettable. 2 archaic mournful. Derivatives: lamentably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF lamentable or L lamentabilis (as LAMENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lamentable Lam"en*ta*ble, a. [L. lamentabilis : cf. F. lamentable.] 1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance. ``Lamentable eye.'' --Spenser. 2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error. ``Lamentable helplessness.'' --Burke. 3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense. --Bp. Stillingfleet. -- Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam"en*ta*bly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe something as lamentable, you mean that it is very unfortunate or disappointing. (LITERARY) This lamentable state of affairs lasted until 1947... His command of English was lamentable. ADJ [feelings] lamentably There are still lamentably few women surgeons... They have failed lamentably... ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v, ADV with cl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Deplorable, grievous, to be lamented. 2. Mournful, wailing. 3. Pitiful, contemptible, miserable, poor, low.

Moby Thesaurus

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