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deplorable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deplorable  \De*plor"a*ble\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]plorable.] 
  Worthy  of  being  deplored  or  lamented;  lamentable;  causing 
  grief;  hence  sad;  calamitous;  grievous;  wretched;  as  life's 
  evils  are  deplorable. 
 
  Individual  sufferers  are  in  a  much  more  deplorable 
  conditious  than  any  others  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deplorable 
  adj  1:  very  bad  "my  finances  were  in  a  deplorable  state";  "a 
  lamentable  decision";  "her  clothes  were  in  sad  shape"; 
  "a  sorry  state  of  affairs"  [syn:  {distressing},  {lamentable}, 
  {pitiful},  {sad},  {sorry}] 
  2:  of  very  poor  quality  or  condition;  "deplorable  housing 
  conditions  in  the  inner  city";  "woeful  treatment  of  the 
  accused";  "woeful  errors  of  judgment"  [syn:  {execrable},  {miserable}, 
  {woeful},  {wretched}] 
  3:  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" 
  [syn:  {condemnable},  {criminal},  {reprehensible}] 




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